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Surya shoulders this focussed underdog drama!
The plot is an open secret and is about the uphill tasks faced by the protagonist in setting up his low cost aviation company. The film veers towards the template good vs evil battle from midway. More about that later but what really works for the film is the way it sets up its characters and establ...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
Suriya and Sudha Kongara's Soorarai Pottru is an inspiring biopic.
Suriya carries the entire film on his shoulders. He laughs, he cries and lives the moment he is not Suriya but Maaran on screen. He effortlessly brings out the anguish right in his performance and at times, with just his eyes, when his over-ambitious plans, seem to go haywire, at least initially.(more)
Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com
Soorarai Pottru is an inspiring tale with a robust performance from Suriy
The writing is pretty solid all round. From the efficient analogy of a Udipi hotel vs five-star that she uses to make the audience understand her protagonist's dreams to the heartwarming scene of an entire village chipping in with their money to make this dream come true, the director gives us memor...(more)
Source: M Suganth, Times Of India
Suriya starrer is bound for a colourful take-off...
Suriya may have shed some of the superstar symbols for Kongara's film but he is still the star in the movie as he proves with his skills. His genius can be noticed in scenes of him begging for money, his portrayal of the hesitation while asking money to his wife and the changes in his attitude to Pa...(more)
Source: Ajish Jimmy George, manoramaonline
Suriya Gives A Characteristically Fanciful Flight To Sudha Kongara's Superluminal Vision!
Sudha Kongara manages to mix the 'biopic' portions and 'personal life' portions in such a manner that everything makes sense. Despite not getting answers to many questions popping in your head (many could be baseless), you still find yourself rooting for the antagonist, and that�s where Sudha's visi...(more)
Source: Umesh Punwani, Koimoi
Suriya-starrer Has a Turbulent Flight
Kongara's work is a classic story of a poor man attainting heights he thought he would not be able to, and she peppers the narrative with what appears like unsurmountable barricades, but Nedumaaran, jumps over or rather flies over each one of them. (more)
Source: Gautham Baskaran, News18
Sudha Kongara, Suriya tell a moving, poetic biopic without deifying the leading man
One of the biggest successes of Soorarai Pottru is that it is a fantastic love story. It shows us marriage equality, in ways that are intricate. More than once, we see Maaran standing at the crossroads of his dreams and family. (more)
Source: Ranjani Krishnakumar, Firstpost.com
Suriya's best outing in a long time
The film is earnest in casting Maara as a 'socialist capitalist' (he's an anti-caste Periyarist) but doesn't explore his politics beyond punch dialogues and how he reconciled his principles with his business ambitions. Films like The Social Network that don't stop short of the nitty-gritties of busi...(more)
Source: Sowmya Rajendran, The News Minute
Outstanding and best movie in Suriya sir's career. this movie gonna stay long in our hearts and teaches us not to give up on your dreams. Thanks alot to the director Sudha kongara mam for giving such a brilliant movie. and rest of the cast is just amazing and they provided justice to their role and ... (more)
Suriya deserves national award. One of the best movies ever made in India. Inspiring and a must watch for all! (more)
One time watchable.. too many songs and lacks excitement at some places. (more)
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