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Visaranai (U/A)


2 hrs 1 mins

Audience Review

135 Ratings

Release Date

05 Feb 2016
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: September 22, 2016 04:06 PM IST


It's hard to find even a junior artist committing the slightest of mistakes in Visaranai.

Vetrimaaran's screenplay is immaculate. If you thought Aadukalam was the tightest among his screenplays, wait until you check out Visaranai.

Overall View: In spite of handling a blood-curdling script, Vetrimaaran has managed to stay away from gratuitous gore which has worked in favour of Visaranai. The film is hard-hitting and gritty, that makes it an impactful watch.

The film's narrative is gripping and you never lose a moment throughout the duration of the film. The story and content is the hero of Visaranai. It is a very real story sans any dreamy commercial elements.

A masterpiece from Vetrimaaran that showcases only harsh realities and the truth.

Vetrimaaran is back with his third official release as director and his first in last five years, which is inspired from a book Lock Up written by Coimbatore-based auto rickshaw driver M Chandra Kumar.

Attakathi Dinesh and Aadukalam Murugadoss shine throughout with their perfect portrayal of helpless guys. Samuthirakani is in his usual element as a police officer and Kishore underplays the role of a suave auditor who is caught off guard.

In Vetrimaaran’s own words, this movie is a depiction of a "harsh reality that we don't want to believe." Go watch it.

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.

The other major highlight of Visaranai is the screenplay, which looks brisk as a bee. Though it is a film that moves you, it is also hard hitting and carries an airtight writing and that is why Visaranai is special.

Verdict: Visaranai, a must watch uniquely treated crime thriller that represents true cinema.

Vetrimaaran has partly adapted the autobiographical novel Lock up by real life custody victim Chandra Kumar and cleverly interwoven a few recent political deaths and police encounters to give a well crafted film that deserves the highest praise.

'Visaranai' is by no means only an art or docu film, but fits into the commercial arena as well as it has thrills, especially a nail biting climax, humor, action, a little painful love story in the background and above all filled with real life incidents which one can easily relate to.

Verdict : Go for this rare gem which you will treasure in your mind for a long time.

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