If you thought there was no hope left for Bollywood to compete with international cinema, well, a Tamil film is making the country really proud right now. ‘Visaranai’, a Tamil film, has been selected as India’s official entry to Oscars 2017 under the Best Feature Film In A Foreign Language Category and here are 8 things you must know about this film everyone’s talking about!
1.The film revolves around how corruption and brutality of the police force could potentially ruin a common man’s life.
2. ‘Visaranai’ is based on a novel written by M Chandrakumar, an autorickshaw driver who is fondly known as Auto Chandran.
3. Filmmaker Vetrimaran was so touched by the story and the message it conveyed about corruption and injustice that he decided to take it up as a film project.
4. It became the first Tamil film in 72 years to compete at the Venice International Film Festival. The film received rave reviews, even a standing ovation. It was also honoured with ‘Cinema For Human Rights’ award.