(This article is authored by Alar)
The director of Soorarai Potru, and Irudhi Sutru, Sudha Kongara who has just recently been honored with a national award, helm another biopic as per the town murmurings. The National award director is currently hard at work on the Hindi remake of the film with Akshay Kumar. According to recent reports, Sudha Kongara will soon begin preparing to direct a biopic based on the business magnate Ratan Tata.
It was previously versed that the creators of KGF will be working on a new film with Sudha Kongara, and it was also revealed that the film would be based on true events. In an interview with the media a few months ago, director Sudha Kongara reportedly disclosed that she will be working with Suriya once again on a biopic movie. It is now assumed that the director will collaborate with Suriya on the film adaptation of the biopic.
There has been talk that production won't begin until the latter half of 2023, despite the fact that pre-production has already begun and the story's research is at a critical juncture. Reports from the media indicate that the writing of the upcoming biopic film based on Tata and sons is well underway, and the beginning of principal photography for the film is scheduled for October 2023.
"Tata is one of the renowned industrialists of our country and it's a matter of pride to chronicle his story onto the silver screen. The film will bring many facets of the life of Tata and also showcases many incidents that are not available in the public domain. His life is an inspiration for every Indian around the world. The script work is also in the works and the makers are planning to start the principal photography in the last quarter of next year," says the source.
"One among Suriya and Abhishek Bachchan is expected to step into the shoes of Ratan Tata," the source adds. The makers and Ratan Tata are still waiting for an official confirmation. Soorarai Pottru. which was based on the life of Air Deccan founder and retired Captain of the Indian Army GR Gopinath and starred Suriya and Aparna Balamurali, won five awards at the 68th National Film Awards, including Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay.
Ratan Tata was the Tata Group's chairman from 1990 to 2012, serving as interim chairman from October 2016 to February 2017. He is still in charge of its philanthropic foundations. After being awarded India's third-highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan, in 2000, he was given India's second-highest honor, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2008. Tata is also known as one of the world's biggest donors, having given away between sixty and sixty-five percent of his fortune to good causes. Tata has never married and has no children.