Visaranai Review: Visaranai is a 2015 Indian Tamil language thriller film written and directed by Vetrimaaran and based on the novel Lock Up by M. Chandra Kumar. The film deals with police brutality, corruption, and loss of innocence in the face of injustice. Wikipedia
Vetrimaaran after his debut sensational ” Polladhavan ” has only made two films which includes the National Award winning ” Aadukalam ” and this film ” Visaranai”.
This film Visaranai has already created waves after the premier show which happened yesterday ( 01-02-2016). The film is creating huge expectation among the audience and the film is scheduled to be released on Feb 5th.
The core story of Visaranai is inspired from a novel called the Lock Up. However, it is not a complete adaptation as the director fuses the core story with an interesting subplot that talks about a political conspiracy. That is one reason you might find the first half drastically different from the latter half. ‘Visaranai’ begins with Pandi (Dinesh) who works in a local grocery store and stays with his friends at the park. Pandi is in love with a girl Shanthi(Anandhi) who is a maid in a police officer’s house and hopes to propose to her soon. All of a sudden they were caught by the Police to confess for a robbery and followed by some twist and the story moves on.
The Major highlight of Visaranai is the screenplay, which looks brisk as a bee.GV Prakash has done a neat job with the background score. S. Ramalingam’s camera is top notch along with the seamless editing of the late Kishore T.E. This is one more jewel in the crown of Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films and Vetrimaaran’s Grassroots Film Company.
The artist in each frame has given their best performance and all performances are top notch. The Violence scenes happens as if they are happening in front of you. The blood Shedding scenes are handled carefully by using Black and White filter to avoid gore.
Though some may feel this film as a violent film but this is a film based on reality and makes us question the System followed in our Government. One must need some guts to make a film in such a way. Vetrimaaran requires a huge standing applause for this. The film will definitely face many criticism from the Government after the release but this film has won many International awards under Human Rights Category.
Verdict : Gem of Tamil Cinema – Support at any Cost !
Rating : 4.5/5