Suriya was Vasanth’s find in Nerukku Ner way back in 1997. Nobody would have thought that the once camera shy Suriya would go onto become one of the best actors in Kollywood. His latest role in Soorarai Pottru has earned widespread appreciation from everyone. The latest to be impressed by Suriya’s superlative performance is his guru Vasanth. He has written a letter of appreciation to Suriya. Here is the gist of the contents in English.
My dear Suriya,
This appreciation letter is not for you. It’s for Nedumaran Rajangam. The film belongs to you from the first frame to the last. You have lived that role. I introduced you. But you moulded yourself as a fine actor in one film after another. But this is your best performance till date. It was a natural performance. I am very proud of you. I tip my hat to you. Hats off to you my dear Suriya. I am the happiest man right now. You are my disciple. You are my prodigy. No one can be prouder than me at this moment. I am beaming with pride and happiness.