Director Sudha Kongara’s Tamil Film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ Only Indian Film Eligible For Oscars 2021 Best Picture Nomination!
Although there never needs to be any specific moment to start feeling proud of being an Indian, considering it is an everlasting feeling, today might just be one of those days when you feel like basking in glory of your roots. We say this after coming across the news of India making its way to the Oscars 2021 nominations, as the film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ gets in the eligibility list for a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars 2021 as the only Indian film in 366 films. And the best part? It was directed by Sudha Kongara, a director who is making India proud now.
Released on Amazon Prime Video last year, Tamil film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ is an action and drama film directed by Sudha Kongara, starring superstar South Indian actors like Suriya in the lead, alongside Aparna Balamurali, and with Paresh Rawal and Mohan Babu in pivotal roles.
The film is said to be produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and is co-produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment. Touted to be a fictionalised version of the famous book “Simply Fly” written on the life of Air Deccan founder Capt. G. R. Gopinath, the movie created quite a few waves even when it was launched. Little did we know. one such wave would carry it all the way to the prestigious Oscars nominations for 2021 for which it meets the criteria and stays on in the race. Needless to point out how women are outdoing themselves in every field, striving ahead against all odds and how.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 25, 2021
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— Rajsekar Pandian (@rajsekarpandian) February 26, 2021
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The Academy voting on the list, that shall decide who makes the cut for the final nominations, shall commence on March 5 and end on March 10, where as the announcement shall be made on March 15. Rajsekar Pandian, who is one of the producers of 2D Entertainment shared the great news on Twitter as he tagged all film crew and actors and wrote, “Best Actor & Best film eligibility lists” with a promising thumbs up.
While India’s selection Malayalam film Jallikattu was knocked out of the list from Oscars, Sudha’s Soorarai Pottru still stands strong, fighting its odds against 366 others. The movie shall be competing under categories such as Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score and more.