Awards and accolades continue to faithfully follow Vetrimaaran’s Visaranai. The latest update is that the film will be screened at Indian Film Festival at Melbourne.
Earlier, it was premiered at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, it may be recalled. Also, it won three awards, which include the Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Supporting Actor for Samuthirakani and Best Editing was given to the late Kishore TE
Visaranai is a docudrama crime-thriller film written and directed by Vetrimaaran based on the novel Lock Up by M. Chandrakumar. Featuring Dinesh, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss in the lead roles, the film deals with police brutality, corruption, and loss of innocence in the face of injustice.
The film premiered in the Orrizonti (Horizons) section of the 72nd Venice Film Festival, where it won the Amnesty International Italia Award.
The film was released in India on 5 February 2016 and received highly positive reviews from both critics and audience alike. Many debates opened up regarding film in Tamil Nadu.
Vetrimaaran chose to begin the film before the schedule for his other venture Vada Chennai (2016) and signed up actors Attakathi Dinesh and Aadukalam Murugadoss to play convicts in the film. The film earlier had the working titles of Kutravaali and Lock-Up, during the first schedule in Guindy.