Tamil film director Vetrimaran’s Visaranai has been selected as the official entry to Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category. The film, based on police brutality, had bagged three National Film awards.
Visaranai, produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Productions, and based on M. Chandrakumar’s novel Lock Up, has already received international accolades, including at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, before its theatrical release.
A pleased Vetrimaaran confirmed to The Hindu that he had indeed heard from the officials about the submission.
The movie was chosen out of 29 contenders, said secretary general of Film Federation of India Supran Sen.
The other Tamil films to be officially selected in the past for the Oscars are Jeans, Indian, Kurithipunal, Devar Magan, Anjali, Nayagan, Deiva Magan.