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    Vetrimaaran's 'Visaranai' Beats 28 Movies To Become India's Official Oscar Entry

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    National Award winning film-maker Vetrimaaran's critically acclaimed Tamil drama Visaranai was announced as India's official pick for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category.

    "Out of the 29 movies in the competition, 'Visaranai' was chosen by the jury unanimously," film-maker Ketan Mehta, jury chairperson of Film Festival of India (FFI), said here.

    Dinesh In Visaranai

    A post from the official Twitter handle of Vetrimaaran's banner Grassroot Film Company, read: "We're on cloud9!!! 'Visaranai' has been chosen to represent India at the Oscars."

    Based on the novel 'Lock Up' by auto-rickshaw driver-turned-writer M Chandrakumar, the film is about organised crime within the police force. It also throws the spotlight on police brutality.

    Visaranai features Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Ajay Ghosh and Kishore in the lead.

    The film earned critical acclaim earlier last year when it had its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival. It also won National Film Awards.

    The film was produced by Dhanush, who had released the film under his home banner Wunderbar Films.

    Also Read: Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's 'Ammani' To Finally Release On October 14

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