Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru wins Best Actor and Best Film awards at Melbourne Indian Film Festival


The winners of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) were announced earlier today, and Suriya picked up Best Male Performance for the hit of 2020 Soorarai Pottruwhile the film won Best Picture.

Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film also stars Aparna Balamurali, Paresh Rawal and Urvashi in the lead. The movie follows the story of an ordinary man with the big dream of starting a low-cost airline in the 1990s. The Amazon Prime movie got a huge response from the audience.

Winning Best Film, the team earns a Black Magic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and a nomination in the Best Asian Film category of the prestigious Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA Awards).

Speaking of the victory, Suriya said, “Sincere thanks first to all the jury members, to all the dignitaries, to all the organizers. It’s fantastic to be part of it. Thank you very much for choosing me and for giving me this award. I’m sure all the nominees gave their best and I have a lot of respect for them. Sorrarai Pottru is very special to me. I would like to say this, maybe I have never shared this before. This is the first award for Soorarai Pottru, the first award I get for Soorarai Pottru. Moreover, it is the first movie that came during the pandemic. Thank you to all the fans and supporters. They gave us so much love.”

Thanking director Sudha Kongara, Suriya said, “In my career, I got bored with what I was doing after working for 20 years. So thank you to my director Sudha. This film was her 10-year dream, and she worked for four years on the writing itself. So without Sudha, I am not Maara (Suriya’s character in the film). Soorarai Pottru is not without my director Sudha Kongara.

Especially, Soorarai Pottru is the third highest rated film on IMDb. The film earned a 9.1 rating on the platform.

Meanwhile, Suriya was last seen in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s segment. Kambi Mele Nindru Guitar in the Netflix anthology navarasa. His next films are Etharkkum Thunindhavan and Jai Bhim.


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