As  COVID-19 continues its dreaded voyage around the world, life as it were, has come to a standstill. As a result, the release of many eagerly awaited blockbusters has been postponed to a later date. While we hope and pray for this pandemic to be erased globally and for life to return to normal, let us take a look at some of the movies that have delayed their release.

Soorarai Pottru is a much-hyped action entertainer that was to have been released on the 9th of April. It is the latest offering from filmmaker Sudha Kongara, who directed the critically hailed pugilistic drama Irudhi Suttru starring R Madhavan and Ritika Singh. Suriya  Sivakumar essays the role of Captain Nedumaaran Rajaangam or “Maara” a character based on Air Deccan founder, Captain G.R Gopinath and the events and incidents that take place in his life. Other notable actors in the lineup include Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal and Karunas to name a few. Aparna Balamurali plays the female lead. Soorarai Pottru will also be released simultaneously in Telugu under the title Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra and will be dubbed in Kannada as well.

The film has been dually produced by Suriya’s production house 2D Entertainment and Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment. The music is composed by G V Prakash Kumar and is the first collaboration between the composer and Suriya. The first song that was premiered was “Maara’s theme” sung by Suriya himself. This is the 3rd time that Suriya has lent his voice, the first occasion being for Anjaan in 2014 and the yet to be released Party. Veyyon Silli and “Mannurunda” are the other two tracks that have been released so far. Veyyon Silli was launched during a ceremony in mid-air held inside Spicejet’s Boeing 737 aircraft on 13th February 2020. As a promotional campaign, 100 first time fliers including 70 children were invited to attend this launch, the first of its kind in Tamil cinema. A chunk of the movie is said to have been shot inside the aircraft that was rented specially for the purpose.

Soorarai Pottru promises to be a riveting action drama for Suriya fans judging from the stylish look of the posters and the official trailer released in January 2020. Until the cinemas open, keep streaming your favorite movies online.