Happy Birthday Suriya: R Madhavan, Mammootty, Keerthy Suresh Celebrate Soorarai Pottru star's National Award win

Suriya was wished a happy birthday by many stars and told that he deserves a national award on this special day.

As Tamil star Suriya won big at the 68th National Film Awards on Friday, he thanked his family, fans and colleagues for their love and support.

At the 68th National Film Awards for 2020 announced on July 22, Tamil film 'Soorarai Pottru' won the National Award for Best Feature, Best Actor and Best Actress. Additionally, Shalini Usha Nair and Sudha Kongara won Best Screenplay and GV Prakash Kumar won Best Music Direction (Background Score) for the film.

On his official Twitter account, Suriya posted a lengthy message expressing his gratitude to his well-wishers. “We are ecstatic to receive the five national awards for Soorarai Pottru. Thanks so much for your love and good wishes. A pandemic pandemic has caused our eyes to well up in joy at the overwhelming reception for our film, which was released directly through OTT during the pandemic. 'Soorarai Pottru' has been recognized by the national cinema board. It is a testament to Sudha Kongara's years of hard work and creative vision of Captain Gopinath's story," Suriya said in his statement.He congratulated all the winners of the film, including Aparna Balamurali (Best Actress), GV Prakash (Background score), Sudha Kongara and Shalini Usha Nair (Best Screenplay).

The Best Film award is a great recognition for team 2D, and I want to thank Rajsekar KarpoorasundaraPandian, my best friend and CEO. It is with great gratitude that I extend my gratitude to Director Vasanth Sai & Filmmaker-Producer Maniratnam for believing in my acting abilities and giving me the opportunity to appear in Nerukku Ner. For the 68th National Film Awards, I want to offer my heartiest congratulations to Ajay Devgn, filmmaker Vasanth Sai, editor Sreekar Prasad, actress Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, and filmmaker Madonne Ashwin, as well as other nominees from other states."

Jyotika also encouraged Suriya to perform 'Soorarai Pottru'. “I am especially thankful to my Jyotika, who insisted that I be involved with Soorarai Pottru as both producer & actor. Please accept my gratitude for all who have encouraged me in my efforts so far, and for my Amma, Appa, Karthi, and Brinda who have always supported me. It is a great honor to receive this award from my loved ones: Diya and Dev."

With a picture of him and Suriya on Twitter, Mammootty wished the actor a happy birthday and wrote, "National award. A beautiful birthday gift...Happy birthday @Suriya_offl." 

The filmmaker Vignesh Shivan, wife of Nayanthara, wrote: "Thank you for making the Tamil film industry proud of @Suriya_offl sir  @Sudha_Kongara mam @Aparnabala2 @gvprakash for #SooraraiPottru." 

As well as celebrating the win, Keerthy Suresh expressed his congratulations to the team, saying, "Heartiest congratulations to @Suriya_offl sir and #TeamSooraraiPottru for sweeping 5 awards in the 68th National Film Awards. Congratulations to @Sudha_Kongara mam and @gvprakash too.". 

It was a heartwarming moment for rocketry: the Nambi Effect star R Madhavan, who wrote, "@Suriya_offl. THAT'S MY BRO... CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NATIONAL AWARD FOR #Sooraraipottru... Heart swells with pride."