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"My special thanks to my Jyothika" - Suriya's statement after winning the National award

Saturday, July 23, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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‘Soorarai Pottru’ won the National Award for Best Feature, Best Actor and Best Actress at the 68th National Film Awards for 2020 announced on July 22. The film also won Best Screenplay for Shalini Usha Nair and director Sudha Kongara as well as Best Music Direction (Background Score) for GV Prakash Kumar.

Suriya shared a thank you note on his official Twitter account and expressed his gratitude to his well-wishers. “My heartfelt thanks for all the love and good wishes that has reached us and enriched our lives so far… We are ecstatic with the Five National awards for Soorarai Pottru. The overwhelming reception for our film which was released directly on OTT during a pandemic, has made our eyes well up in joy. Our happiness is doubled at this National recognition for Soorarai Pottru, as it is a testimony of Sudha Kongara’s many years of hardwork and creative vision of Captain Gopinath’s story," Suriya wrote in his statement.

“The Best Film award is a great recognition for team 2D and I thank them along with my best friend & CEO Rajsekar KarpoorasundaraPandian. Extend my gratitude to Director Vasanth Sai & Filmmaker-Producer Maniratnam who placed their faith in my acting abilities and gave me my first film, Nerukku Ner. My heartiest congratulations to my fellow Best Actor winner Ajay Devgn and other National award winners from Tamilnadu, Filmmaker Vasanth Sai, Editor Sreekar Prasad, Actor Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Filmmaker Madonne Ashwin and other award-winners from other States of our country, for the year 2020, in this 68th National Film awards."

Suriya also thanked his wife Jyotika for encouraging him to do ‘Soorarai Pottru’. “My special thanks to my Jyotika, who insisted I should produce & act in Soorarai Pottru. My love and ‘Thank You’ to all those who have encouraged my efforts so far and to my Amma and Appa, Karthi and Brinda, who have supported me always. I dedicate this award to my kids Diya and Dev and to my loving family."

On the other hand, he is currently busy shooting for his upcoming film Vanangaan directed by Bala. Produced by Suriya and Jyothika under the banner 2D Productions the movie features Suriya, Krithi Shetty and Mamitha Baiju in the lead roles. The music for the movie was composed by GV Prakash Kumar, while Balasubramaniam handles the cinematography.

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