Actor Suriya is in the seventh heaven after being bestowed with the National Award for the best actor for his spectacular performance in the movie 'Soorarai Pottru'. The award was presented to him by President Droupadi Murmu in Delhi on Friday at the 68th National Film Awards. As Suriya and Soorarai Pottru have made quintessential achievements, the actor has been flooded with wishes and commendations.
In what has become a special wish to Suriya, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina congratulated the actor for winning the National Award. Taking to Twitter, Raina wrote, "Congratulations, Suriya." His tweet has been going viral with fans recalling the special bond that both the stars have between them. Raina has many times told that Suriya is one of his favourite actors and there were events where they interact on social media.
As Suriya has achieved a milestone, Raina has extended his wishes to the actor. After receiving the award, Suriya said, "Huge honour. Truly grateful to National Film Award jury & GoI. Lot of emotions running in my mind. I've a lot of people to thank...Getting goosebumps. Truly a moment which I'll never forget". The announcement that actor Suriya will be conferred with the National Award was made on July 23, 2022, when he celebrated his birthday. After being picked as a recipient of a prestigious honour, both Suriya and his fans were overjoyed.
Soorarai Pottru has won the National Award for the best feature film while actress Aparna Balamurali, who played the female lead, has won the award for best actress. Additionally, music composer GV Prakash Kumar has won the National Award for the best background score in Soorarai Pottru. The movie's director Sudha Kongara and screenwriter Shalini Usha Nair won the National Award for best screenplay.
Soorarai Pottru is inspired by the life of Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath and the movie was released in November 2020. In the wake of the Covid lockdown, it directly got released on Amazon Prime Video. The movie was produced by Suriya and Jyothika under their banner 2D Entertainment. The ardent fans of Suriya are in adoration of their favourite icon and movie bringing in new praise and the pictures of the film crew posing for a selfie have gone viral. Suriya and Jyothika were in the spotlight in the midst of a cluster of stars.