National Award-winning Tamil film Visaranai is India’s official entry for Academy Awards 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category. The film, directed by Vetrimaran and produced by actor-filmmaker Dhanush is adapted from M Chandrakumar’s novel Lock Up.

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Still from Visaranai

The crime thriller deals with police brutality, corruption, and loss of innocence in the face of injustice. It features Dinesh Ravi, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss in the lead roles.

The film premiered in the Orrizonti (Horizons) section of the 72nd Venice Film Festival, where it won the Amnesty International Italia Award.