Suriya’s 'Soorarai Pottru' release officially postponed

Trouble for Suriya's Soorarai Pottru as Indian Air Force has decided to not give No Objection Certificate for films
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Kollyinsider earlier reported that Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru, the first big direct OTT release on Amazon Prime has been postponed. Now confirming the news, the actor announced that the film will unfortunately have to skip the planned release date of October 30.

After the release Janhvi Kapoor's Netflix film 'Gunjan Saxena', the Indian Air Force has decided to not give NOC (No Objection Certificate) for films without dissecting the scenes which depict IAF. As Air Deccan Founder GR Gopinath had worked in IAF, the makers have to now convince the officials in the force to get the NOC certificate.

Only after obtaining necessary permission, Amazon Prime will be allowed to release 'Soorarai Pottru' on their platform.

The actor made the announcement on his Twitter handle via a signed letter. In the letter, he explained the reason for the delay. The actor also released a song titled “Aagasam” from Soorarai Pottru along with the letter.
Suriya wrote in the letter that when the production on Soorarai Pottru began, he and the makers thought “the only challenges we would face will be shooting at never-before-shot-locations, working with people of different languages and bringing in personnel with different skill sets to bring alive the magnificent world of Maara.

The actor went on to explain the reason for the postponement. He further wrote, “As you all know SP is a story set in the aviation industry, so we had to deal with numerous procedures and permissions, because its a matter of national security and we were dealing with real Indian Airforce aircrafts and security. A few new NOCs are still pending for approval and we understand the wait is inevitable as this adverse time is demanding more and more focus on the nation and its priorities, than anything else!

Suriya concluded by saying that it pains him how his well-wishers were waiting for the film, but he and the makers had no other option than postpone the release. The actor said that he hopes the decision is taken in good spirit.

Directed by Sudha Kongara, GV Prakash Kumar is composing the music for Soorarai Pottru. The film also stars Aparna Balamurali, Mohan Babu and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. Suriya has also bankrolled the film along with Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment.


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