Vetri Maaran’s award winning film “Visaaranai” seems to be going places. The National Award-winning film is all set to represent India in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards.
The decision was announced today by the selection committee of the Film Federation of India (the trade body that represents film industries of the country).
Visaaranai is a docu-drama crime-thriller and is based on the novel Lockup penned by M Chandrakumar, an auto driver from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
The star cast for the film includes Dinesh, Anandhi, Aadukalam Murugadoss. Visaaranai was the first Tamil film to win the Amnesty International Award at at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.
The story revolves around police brutality and corruption. The film bagged the Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Supporting Actor for Samuthirakani and Best Editing for Kishore in the 63rd National Awards. Dhanush, who bankrolled the gritty thriller, also took to Twitter and wrote a long statement, expressing his elation.