Basyukta Basuprava

News Highlights

  • Soorarai Pottru released on OTT last year and stars Tamil superstar Suriya in the lead.

  • Soorarai Pottru has grabbed the third spot in the IMDb Top 1000 movies based on the ratings.

  • With a score of 9.1, the film follows the classics Shawshank Redemption and Godfather closely.

Suriya starrer Soorarai Pottru has added another massive achievement to its long list of accolades. The Tamil movie that was released on OTT last year is now the world’s third most rated film in the world on IMDb following ‘Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Godfather’ closely. 

Soorarai Pottru has featured in the IMDb Top 1000 movies based on the ratings. With a score of 9.1, the film is on the third spot after Hollywood classics  Shawshank Redemption and Godfather. This is not the first time the movie has put itself on the global map. The action drama was the only Indian film among 366 films that was eligible for a Best Picture nomination at Oscars 2021. Recently, the film also got selected to the prestigious Shanghai Film Festival. The film was screened under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards as well.

The action drama is based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath played by Tamil superstar Suriya. The actor garnered a lot of praise from critics and audiences alike for his role in the film that depicts an inspirational story of trying to making a dream come true. 

Ever since the news of Soorarai Pottru making it to the top three rated movies broke, fans have been applauding the makers and the cadt. While some praised South Indian film industries for being more innovative and deserving than Bollywood while some stated that some Bollywood producers will now try to make the movie’s remake owing to the huge success and original storyline of the film.