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'Soorarai Pottru' review: Suriya's best outing in a long time

'Soorarai Pottru' review: Suriya's best outing in a long time

ReviewSuriya is in fine form, switching between angry young man to conflicted son, romantic husband and cussing businessman.Sowmya RajendranThe Air Deccan ad is still vivid in my memory. The cut-out of Superman on the road minus the head. Passersby pose behind the cut-out, positioning their head to fit Superman's body and voila - flying is now for everyone! Soorarai Pottru, directed by Sudha Kongara and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, tells a story inspired by that audacious dream. The film is careful to stress that it's based on Captain Gopinath's book Simply Fly but is not a biopic. While the story sticks to his journey broadly, from a small village to the National Defence Academy (Nda) and later an entrepreneur in a high-risk business, it also makes several departures. Like Sudha's Irudhi Suttru, Soorarai Pottru is also an underdog story, but this time with a man at the centre taking the punches.

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