Who is Captain GR Gopinath? Know the real story of Soorarai Pottru movie

written by Ritika Nath | July 24, 2022

Soorarai Pottru movie real story: The Tamil film "Soorarai Pottru" by actor-producer Suriya emerged as the sole Indian entry eligible for Best Picture consideration at the Oscars in 2021. Actor Suriya also received the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film in which he played the role of Captain GR Gopinath but do you know who is he and what is his full name?

Tamil film Soorarai Pottru is based on Captain GR Gopinath, an Indian pioneer of low-cost aircraft. Ever since the film's release, everyone was eager to know who is Captain G.R Gopinath.

If you are also looking to know 'Soorarai Pottru' movie's real story, then you are in the right place.

Who is Captain GR Gopinath?

Captain GR Gopinath's full name is Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar Gopinath. He was born in 1951 and was nurtured in Karnataka's Gorur village. His father was a Kannada novelist and schoolteacher who decided to teach his son at home because he saw schools as a system of regimentation.

Captain GR Gopinath served in the Indian Army for eight years and participated in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

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After taking an early retirement at the age of 28, Gopinath tried his hand at a number of other businesses before deciding to enter the aviation industry in 1996.

Captain GR Gopinath established Air Deccan in 2003 and popularised "low-cost aviation" in India.

The real storyof movie 'Soorarai Pottru' is based on the 2011 autobiography of Gopinath -- "Simply Fly," which tells the story of a youngster who progressed from riding in a bullock cart to owning an airline.

GR Gopinath's opinion about movie Soorarai Pottru

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