Mumbai. Two of India’s leading content creators and producers 2D Entertainment and Abundantia Entertainment have today announced to join hands for the remake of the globally acclaimed ‘Soorarai Potru’ (Praise to the Brave). Soorarai Pottru is an emotional and impactful story of Nedumaran Rajaangam or ‘Mara’, played by Suriya. He resolves to fly by the common man’s plane and in the process, with the help of his family, friends and willpower, clashes with the world’s most capital-rich industry.

The film is somewhat based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan. It was one of 10 Indian films to be screened under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards and was also sent for screening at the 93rd Academy Awards. ‘Soorarai Potru’ has created history by becoming the only Indian film to be ranked third on IMDB’s Highest Rated Movies list with a rating of 9.1, behind only two great films – The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Godfather (1972).

While the casting for the Hindi remake is yet to be finalised, the original film’s director Sudha Kongara will direct the Hindi remake as well. Abudantia Entertainment led by Vikram Malhotra and 2D Entertainment led by Suriya, Jyothika Sadanah and Rajsekar Pandian will partner in the Hindi film.

Born from the vision of actor Suriya, 2D Entertainment believes in touching lives with the power of great stories apart from entertaining people. His variety of films like 36 Vaythinile, 24, Ponmangal Vandhal, Kadaikutty Singam, Magalir Mattam and of course Soorarai Potru echo this sentiment. The creative sensibilities and passion for films has sent the first such partnership between the production house as a match made from heaven.

Abudantia Entertainment constantly strives to stay focused on the audience in its approach of telling inspiring and impactful stories. His films, like the recently released Vidya Balan starrer Lioness, Shakuntala Devi, Airlift or Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, have always been genuine and impactful in their themes. ‘Soorarai Potru’ is a film that captures a similar spirit and synopsis, hence making it a fine and interesting choice for a Hindi remake by the production house.

Air Deccan founder Gopinath, the inspiration for the film Captain GR, expressed excitement over the story now being told in Hindi, “When Sudha first came to me with the idea of ​​telling the story of my life’s journey, I immediately agreed because With sincerity she wanted to make the film and at the same time give the possibility of inspiration about my life journey giving young entrepreneurs, especially from rural towns and villages with less resources to chase their dreams and passion. I am overwhelmed with the response to Soorarai Pottru and now eagerly waiting for the Hindi adaptation of the film.

Actor-producer and founder of 2D Entertainment, Suriya says, "The love and appreciation showered on Soorarai Pottru was phenomenal. From the moment I first heard this story, I thought it should be a pan-India film. It gives me immense pleasure to partner with Abudantia Entertainment, who have always produced quality content, to tell the inspiring story of Captain Gopinath in Hindi.

Speaking about the association with 2D Entertainment and Hindi remakes, Vikram Malhotra, Founder and CEO, Abudantia Entertainment said, "Stories that leave an everlasting impact on the audience are what we are most interested in at Abudantia Entertainment and our films have always Apart from entertaining the fans, we have tried to give more. We are excited to partner with Suriya, Jyothika and Rajsekar to bring the magic of ‘Soorarai Pottru’ in Hindi to a new and larger audience and look forward to continuing to delight our fans with high quality content. I am also thrilled to work with Sudha, who we rate as one of the finest filmmakers in the country and can’t wait to take this story to fans of her work across the globe. ‘

Director Sudha Kongra adds, "I was immediately attracted by the story of Soorarai Potru, the story of Captain Gopinath, a courageous and inspiring businessman who embodied the New India of the 90s. I am grateful for all the love we have received so far and look forward to telling this unique and wonderful story in Hindi. I hope this official Hindi remake will get the same love as the original.

Category : Entertenment