Vetrimaran’s Visaranai bags Three National Awards
63rd National film awards have been announced today and Director Vetrimaran’s Visaranai movie has bagged three awards.The film based on M. Chandrakumar’s novel “Lock Up” has been named the best Tamil movie, while actor Samuthirakani who played a significant role in it was selected as the best supporting actor. Late editor Kishore.T.E who edited this movie is the best editor for the year 2015.Compliments and wishes are pouring in for the team for this achievement.
Visaranai (English: Interrogation) is a 2015 Indian Tamil 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.
The film was adapted from novel titled Lock up, written by M Chandrakumar, an auto rickshaw driver in Coimbatore. Vetrimaaran chose to begin the film in between schedules 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. The first half of the film was finished completely in September 2014 in locations across Hyderabad. The director later announced that the film would be an experimental film lasting only 60 minutes. Anandhi joined the cast as heroine in October 2014, being selected after Vetrimaran was impressed with her performance in his production venture, Poriyaalan (2014) and Prabhu Solomon’s Kayal (2014). Telugu film actor Ajay Ghosh stated that he played the role of an inspector in the film and would appear throughout the first half.