As Soorarai Pottru Heads To The OSCARS; Suriya Reminisces Days When His Salary Was Just Rs.736!

A terrific performer indeed!

Suriya is a tricky actor, in the sense, he falls in love with every script whether good or bad. He loves to enact anything and everything the script demands him to do. So a director who makes a film with Suriya must give him only the vest storyline and make him shine brighter than a star despite having characters as strong as him in the film.

Sudha Kongara has yet again proved that a strong and a larger-than-life story narrated in a simple form can reach millions of people. Suriya’s acting has proven yet again that he is one of the finest actors of our times and Aparna Balamurali’s performance as Bommi will be etched in our hearts forever and as the film reaches the International platform into the OSCARS.

As the film reaches great heights, this throwback interview of Suriya is going viral. “We all go through this phase once we turn 18, when we start thinking about our future. Questions like who will accept me, and how I will fare in this world start to crop up. I went through that too. I did not want to follow my father’s [Sivakumar] footsteps in the film industry. I got a job in a garment factory, with my first month’s salary being ₹736, which I got after 18 hours of work every day. I still remember the weight of the white envelope that had that money. I re-lived all those days during the shoot of Soorarai Pottru that charts the struggles of the protagonist. I also feel that somewhere over the last few years, I became satisfied with the place I am in and was not pushing myself enough. I desperately wanted to respect the love fans were giving me by giving them a film like this. After a long time, I felt refreshed at a shooting spot and experienced a new way of filmmaking. Everybody needs to press that refresh button once a while, and that happens only when you get a challenge. Happiness is facing new challenges,” said the actor in an interview with The Hindu.

Congratulations to the entire team for creating a masterpiece like Soorarai Pottru.

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