The national Award-winning Tamil film, Visarana is India's certified to ticket in the Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars 2017. "Visaranai was selected out of the 29 films that were in the race," said Film Federation of India secretary general Supran Sen.
Visaranai, movie was produced by Dhanush, who is the actor and filmmaker. It was written and directed by Vetrimaaran. Featuring Dinesh Ravi, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss in lead roles; the film deals with the police brutality and corruption. The movie foreplays documents four migrant workers who suffer police brutality and corruption after being jailed on false charges.
Part of the film is based on true events recorded in novel Lock Up, written by M. Chandrakumar, an autorickshaw driver from Coimbatore. The movie won three honours -- Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Supporting Actor for Samuthirakani and Best Editing for Kishore Te -- at the 63rd National Film Awards. The premiere of the film has already won the Amnesty International Italia Award.
The last Tamil movie that made it to the list as official entry to the Oscars was Hey Ram, directed by, and starring Kamal Haasan. The film was simultaneously made in Hindi in 2000.