Suriya and Sudha Kongara’s Soorarai Pottru was the first big release in Tamil cinema to choose direct OTT release. While the actor announced that the film would release on October 30 on Amazon Prime Video, he has now said that the film will have to skip this date.
Only after obtaining necessary permission and NOC certificate from Indian Air Force, Amazon Prime will be allowed to release Soorarai Pottru on their platform.
Chances are also there for Amazon Prime to cancel the deal with the producers if they failed to get NOC from the officials, says a report from the insiders in the film industry.
Talking about Soorarai Pottru, Suriya mentioned that when they started shooting the film, they thought that the only challenge they would face would be shooting at never seen before locations and working with people of different languages and bringing in personnel with different skill sets to bring alive the magnificent world of Maara.
He also wrote that it may look easy but it was a mammoth to execute. Suriya Sivakumar further mentioned that Soorarai Pottru is a story set in the aviation industry and therefore the makers had to deal with numerous procedures and permission because it is a matter of national security and they were dealing with real Indian Airforce aircraft and security.
“A few new NOCs are pending for approval, and we understand the wait is inevitable as this adverse time is demanding more and more focus on the nation and its priorities, than anything else.” Along with the letter, the actor also shared a link to the sneak-peek of a song from the film titled, Aagasam by composer GV Prakash.