Tamil Film Visaranai: India’S Official Entry to Oscars 2017


“Visaranai” the crime thriller Tamil film is nominated for the Oscars 2017 (89th Academy Awards) in the Foreign Language Film category. It becomes India’s official entry to Oscars for 2017.

Image of novel “Lock Up” written by M.Chandrakumar

Image of novel “Lock Up” written by M.Chandrakumar

Image of novel “Lock Up” written by M.Chandrakumar

  • The film was directed by Vetrimaran. Wunderbar Films owned by actor Dhanush produced this film.
  • This film is based on real story of an auto rickshaw driver. It is based on  novel “Lock Up” written by M.Chandrakumar.

About The Film

  • The story is about an auto rickshaw driver, and his experience after he was arrested with three of his friends on false charges.
  • The four migrant workers subsequently suffer police brutality and corruption.

Star cast of the film:

  1. Dinesh Ravi
  2. Samuthirakani
  3. Kishore
  4. Ajay Ghosh
  5. Anandhi
  6. Aadukalam Murugadoss

Awards and Honours:

  • The Amnesty International Italia Award in 72nd Venice Film Festival

Three Honours at the 63rd National Film Awards:

  1. Best Supporting Actor for Samuthirakani
  2. Best Feature Film in Tamil
  3. Best Editing (Kishore)

About Oscars

  • The Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, is an annual American awards ceremony.
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) present this award for exemplary cinematic work in the United States film industry. Work is measured by audience and the Academy’s voting membership.
  • The award was founded in 1929 and its first ceremony was organized at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel by AMPAS.
  • The winners are honored with a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit or “Oscar.”

- Published/Last Modified on: September 26, 2016