Krishna Chaitanya M
Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Anandhi
Run time (mins)
Vetrimaaran’s Visarani is the national award-winning Tamil film and India’s official entry to the Oscars in 2017 - should be enough reasons to watch the movie if you are a serious cinema viewer. But still, I will let you know what I am thinking of this movie, if you are contemplating to watch it or not.
Visarani is a socio-political dram/thriller film based on an autobiography called “ Lock Up” by Coimbatore-based auto rickshaw driver M. Chandra Kumar.
This movie is a gut wrenching tale about 4 migrant Tamil labours who made Andhra Pradesh home. These lads were picked up by police on one ‘not so’ fine day, and were accused of the theft which they didn’t commit. Cops will be under pressure to solve this robbery case in an influential person’s house. Hence these four young men were treated to inhuman mistreatment, harassed and humiliated by police, forcing them to ‘confess’ the crime. Meanwhile, a special police force from Tamil Nadu, led by Murugavel arrives at the police station, who empathises with these workers and takes them back to Tamil Nadu - where things get even worse.
This movie is a raw and close to reality and brutality of life, without fights, songs or punch dialogues - unlike any typical Indian movie. It is driven mostly by the intense performances and gripping screenplay. All the actors and technicians have done the justice to their respective roles. Particularly Dinesh, who played one of the 4 workers and Samuthrakani, who played a honest cop role were spectacular. GV Prakash’s music is very apt, particularly in the climax.
Certainly worth (must) watching, but skip it if you are expecting light hearted or entertaining content. This movie is heavy and might upset you and leave you thinking about the characters of the movie and bitter reality outside.
My Overall Ratings (of 5):