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Monday, 19 April 2021 8.20 AM IST

‘Soorarai Pottru', first to release on OTT joins the Oscars race

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CHENNAI: Sudha Kongara's directorial Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya has entered into the Oscar race. The movie's co-producer Rajsekar Pandian, who is a close friend of actor Suriya, took to Twitter to reveal that the 2020 Amazon release has joined the Oscars race. Produced by Suriya's home banner 2D Entertainment, the film is in contention in the best actor, best actress, best director, best original score, among other categories.

The film's music director, GV Prakash Kumar, also expressed his excitement on the micro-blogging site.

The Sudha Kongara-directorial, which also features actors Aparna Balamurli and Paresh Rawal, was the first Tamil film to get an OTT launch last year during the nationwide lockdown imposed in India due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The movie got an Amazon Prime Video release on November 12 last year. It is based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G R Gopinath.

India sent Malayalam feature film 'Jallikattu', directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, to the Oscars as its official entry for the International Feature Film category.

It is to be noted that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers of the Academy Awards have made several changes in the Oscar rules this year. Due to the changes, movies released on OTT, also find a place in the competition section.

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