Suriya – an actor who fought his spot from the bottom to the top in the Tamil film industry. This versatile actor proved with each role that he is in a true sense the hero material. Creating magic every time he appears on screen, this man has given some splendid performances for the audience to watch and cherish.
Today, this extremely talented actor turns 46, and his fans got the first motion poster of his next film as a birthday gift (we couldn’t ask for more). The film which was tentatively titled Suriya 40 revealed the final title and the look of the hero – Suriya. The film is now named Etharkkum Thunindhavan. Suriya in this motion poster looks convincing in an intense gangster look. The background score already gets your hopes high and the way Suriya’s entry shot is taken, I am sure every fan would have hooted while watching the motion poster. Directed by Pandiraj, this film is going to be a rural entertainer. Well, the teaser has already increased expectations and we all are now waiting for the trailer and then for the film.
While we patiently wait, why not binge on some of the best Suriya films?
Since it’s the star’s 46th birthday, let us cherish this actor by watching some of his extraordinary roles that left a footprint in our hearts. So let’s begin!
1. Soorarai Pottru (2020)
Suriya surrendered himself to the director Sudha Kongara’s vision of creating art with the critically acclaimed film Soorarai Pottru. This film is inspired by the life of Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath. Outstanding performance by the entire cast, an interesting storyline with gripping twists, an amazing technical team, and to-the-point writing makes this film a must-watch. Soorarai Pottru is Suriya’s career-best performance and the film is considered the best movie of 2020. This biopic drama is something that you should watch if you want to know the perfection and versatility of the star Suriya.
2. Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
Director Gautham Menon’s Vaaranam Aayiram deserves all the love and accolades that it has been receiving over the years, for all the right reasons. This film strikes the right chords, all thanks to Suriya’s splendid performance and the director’s vision of creating such a masterpiece. Vaaranam Aayiram is a romantic drama that is inspired by an incident from the filmmaker’s life. The film portrays the relationship of a father and son, and what happens when an Army man learns about his father’s demise while on a mission. It keeps us embroiled in a variety of emotions from start to finish. It’s a heartwarming story and Suriya has really pushed his boundaries to pull off two distinct roles in this film.
3. Kaakha Kaakha (2003)
Action cop dramas are common now, but Kaakha Kaakha became a trendsetter at the time it was released and this film led to an increase in the number of cop-based films in the Tamil industry. Directed by Gautham Menon, Suriya’s Kaakha Kaakha tells the story of an honest police officer who tries to get rid of the dreaded criminals.
His personal life problems are also involved in the storyline. The film did so well that it was remade in several other languages. Suriya on the other hand received rave reviews for his raw and intense performance. Suriya’s power-packed performance and Jyothika’s mesmerizing acting and the director’s storytelling gave this usual cat and mouse brawl story a new twist and angle.
4. Ayan (2009)
Ayan is a romantic comedy and action-filled movie. Suriya definitely makes the audience laugh with his cool guy character. The cleverly written screenplay and the pace at which the narrative moves ahead, keep you hooked to the film. Ayan has a lot of entertaining elements and this film will never bore you no matter how many times you rewatch it. Directed by the famous director K.V.Anand, the film stars Tamannaah in the lead role opposite Suriya. The catchy music of the film given by Harris Jayaraj is something that you can’t miss.
5. Singam (2010)
Singam is one of the best commercial films he has ever acted in. A desi action drama film that portrays the story of a fearless cop. Right from action, drama to romance and punch dialogues, the film had everything that a mass entertainer would contain. This film went on to become one of the biggest hits. This film was followed by two sequels – Singam 1 and Singam 2. Director Hari shapes a charismatic character in Duraisingam, and Suriya as an actor nailed it in all possible ways.
So, this year we celebrate Suriya’s birthday by watching these epic films by the hero. Also, do let us know, which is your favorite Suriya movie?