Sudha Kongara's directorial 'Soorarai Pottru' starring Suriya and Aparna Balamurli, is now in the Oscars 2021 race. For the unversed, last year, 'Soorarai Pottru' became the first Tamil movie to be launched directly on an OTT platform.
Touted to be India's first aviation film, it is loosely based on Air Deccan founder Capt G.R Gopinath's life.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the organisors of the Academy Awards have made several changes in the Oscar rules. Due to the changes, movies released on OTT, also find a place in the competition section.
According to a statement, 'Soorarai Pottru', which will be competing in the general category of Oscar, is in the race for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Composer and Best story writer among other categories.
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