68th National Film Awards 2022: G V Prakash Kumar wins his first award for Soorarai Pottru
This is the first National Award for the composer
G V Prakash Kumar wins the 68th National Film Awards for Best Music Direction (Background Music) for Soorarai Pottru. The film, directed by Sudha Kongara, stars Suriya, Aparna Balamurali, Paresh Rawal, Mohan Babu, Urvashi, and Karunas. Sudha Kongara co-wrote the film with Shalini Ushadevi.
This is the first National Award for the composer.
The actor-composer took to social media to record his appreciation for the award. His note on Twitter starts by thanking the Soorarai Pottru team, Suriya, Sudha Kongara, and his dad ( G.Venkatesh).
“One day you will make it big…One day you will win…one day everything will happen the way you want…And after a long wait finally, the day arrives…
Thank you universe, thank you all…Big thanks to my father Venkatesh and my entire family including Saindhavi, Bhavani, and Anvi for all that they have given me…
Big thanks team Soorarai Pottru..director Sudha Kongara, Suriya sir 2D, and Rajasekar Pandian for giving me the opportunity to perform…
Special thanks to all my musicians and my team, engineer producer Jehovahson…
An important day in my life
With love, GV”
The 2020 film streamed on Amazon Prime Video on 12 November. The film is a partial adaptation of pilot and founder of Simplyfly Deccan, G.R.Gopinath’s memoir titled Simply Fly: A Deccan Odyssey.
G V Prakash Kumar composed all the songs and background scores for the film. The soundtrack was released by the Sony Music India label on 24 July 2020. Actor Suriya sang the Tamil-rap version of a song titled Maara’s Theme. Singers Dhee, Govind Vasantha, Senthil Ganesh, and Harish Sivaramakrishnan also sang for the soundtrack.
The soundtrack has a list of nine songs penned by lyricists Snehan, Yugabharathi, Vivek, Arunraja Kamaraj, Ekadesi, Maya Mahalingam, and Arivu.