Visaaranai (2016)

 ●  Tamil ● 1 hr 58 mins

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A group of immigrants are detained and tortured by the local state police and are forced to admit to a crime they have no connection to.
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Cast: Anandhi, Dinesh Ravi

Crew: Vetri Maaran (Director), S Rama Lingam (Director of Photography), GV Prakash Kumar (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Crime, Thriller

Release Dates: 05 Feb 2016 (India), 04 Feb 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tamil Name: விசாரணை

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super movie to watch everyone should watch this movie(including cops)

Visaaranai: Valuable diamond on the crown of tamil cinema.Proud to say "fan of tamil cinema".

Just watched the movie with lots of good stuff read in social media in recent years,movie stars with disturbance with us,weather we have to enjoy the movie as usual dramas we have seen recent days?
NO.NO.ITS NOT, this is the mindset to us after twenty minuets.Mr.Vetrimaran carries us,he made us to discuss /guess many questions b/n us,what's going to happen next?who is responsible for all there the success begin,particularly when samuthrakani enter to the court for translating tamil,that scean was broken with claps.Dinesh is a dieheart actor to tamil cinema he prove it again in this movie,all actors and technicians equally need to applaused.The way he took most of the scean shot was new to tamil cinema.Dedication to Mr.Chandrakumar shows vetrimarans politeness.This movie tears the real face of cop in south india,brave salute to Mr.Vetrimaran for this movie.Finally VISAARANAI makes us to say TAMILANDAAAAAAAAA.

Visaranai – Nirabarathigalin vaakumoolam !!!

Almost a decade in Tamil cinema as a director but Vetrimaaran had only given two films, Polladhavan and Aadukalam. Apart from the fact that both were critically acclaimed, they also raked in some serious box office collections. This time he’s back to prove that his winning streak is no luck but pure talent with his latest flick, Visaranai. Though this film was ready to see the day light quite a while back, thanks to film festivals and awards, we got to see it a bit late.

Visaranai is the story of how four Tamil speaking labourers in Andhra get framed for a crime that they didn’t commit just to close a case and how they managed to escape from it only to land in a bigger mess back home in Tamilnadu. There is humour, a small love track and major political conspiracies along with corruption and brutality mixed together to give a film which sounds commercial but still doesn’t fall under that category.

First half shows the horror of these four wrongly accused being tortured mentally and physically and a twist of turns see them set free to Tamilnadu. That’s where in the second half they endure complications which makes them feel that their previous state was much better. While the pre interval scenes are simple and straightforward, post interval, the political scheme, immorality and acts of betrayal gives it a nail biting climax.

Attakathi Dinesh has delivered his best performance till date as one of the accused. Every inch of him emotes and this is apparent in the scenes where his body rattles when being caned mercilessly by the cops. Along with him, Aadukalam Murugadoss, who became famous with his dialogue ‘Come to my home’, has done his role to perfection and also happens to provide some humorous moments in an otherwise gritty story. This film is yet another feather to Samuthirakani’s cap as an actor and his role as a cop who’s forced to go against his conscience is really commendable. Yet another regular from Vetrimaaran’s stable, Kishore’s character as a political scandalmonger delivers so much of his acting competency in the minimal time frame. Anandhi has nabbed the role of a Telugu speaking maid with whom Dinesh develops feelings for.

Vetrimaaran, though just three films old, has made himself a trademark and has established as a bankable director. G.V. Prakash, a regular in Vetrimaaran’s film has done a good job with the background music. Camera works is excellent and so is the editing by late Kishore.

Overall, Visaranai can be either seen as a piece of art or a peep into the actual brutality and political conspiracies but can never be seen as yet another film. Its gruesome and brutal scenes might be something hard to shake off one’s mind but it doesn’t mean Visaranai is a disturbing film with gore. As a matter of fact, scenes that show bloodshed change into black and white to make things palatable to our audience. Considering that it’s inspired from real life events, Visaranai is a film that gets it’s point across deep and strong.

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விசாரணை : அதிக கேள்விகளுக்கான காரணியாய் கருவுற்றிருக்கிறது மனதில்..

விசாரணை : அதிக கேள்விகளுக்கான காரணியாய் கருவுற்றிருக்கிறது மனதில்..

எல்லாருக்கும் 2 முகம் இருக்கு.சூழ்நிலை ஏதுவாய் அமையப் பெறும் தருவாயில்,சுயலாபத்தை அடையும் பொருட்டு,சூன்ய முகம் வெளிக்காட்டும்.இது சாமன்யனுக்கும் பொருந்தும்.அவ்வாறு இருக்கையில் அதிகாரம் பலம் கூட்டினால்??விளைவு??

இதனை அடிப்படையாய் கொண்டு, காவல் துறையின் மறுபக்கத்தை கிழித்து உறித்த, முடிவை அனுமானிக்க முடியாத -ஓர் ஆய்வு தொகுப்புதான் இப்படம்.
காவல் துறையின் மீது இனம் புரியாத பயம் மற்றும் எரிச்சலை ஏற்படுத்தும் வகையில் முதல் பாகமும்,
பணக் கைகள் ஆட்டுவிக்கும் பொம்மைகளாய், அதிகார வர்கத்தின் ,பகடையாய் ,சுழலபெற்றவர்களாய் இரண்டாம் பாகமும்மான கதை களம் மற்றும் கையாண்ட விதம்-இயக்குனரின் மேதா விலாசம் 👍🏻

நுனி புல்லாய் மேய்ந்தோமானால் காவல் துறையினர் காலனாய் தெரியக்கூடும்,ஆனால் உண்மை எதுவென உனக்கும் தெரியும் எனக்கும் புரியும். பொறு பொறு! இங்கேயும் Terms n conditions apply!

ஏன்னா நம்ம structure n system அப்படி.திருத்தம் எங்க இருந்து தொடங்கணும்?? அப்படி தொடங்கி திருந்தினவன தான் வாழ விட்டிடுவோமா?😏
(தம் அடிச்சத விட்டவன்ட்ட போயிட்டு,எப்பேலர்ந்து விட்டனு கேட்டு,அவன மறுபடி அடிக்க தூண்டுற மாறி..🙊)
இல்ல நல்லவன தான் விட்டிடுவோமா??
பொ(ப)ணந்திண்ணிகள் மத்தியில
மாட்டுன உயிருள்ள பொணமாதான் ஆவான் - இங்க நம்ம முத்துவேல் மாறி.
இதன் ஆனி வேர் பிடுங்கப்பட வேண்டும். அதற்கான செயல்முறை படிகள் என்னென்ன?? The thoughts get expanding. A discussion-able material !
இதை தத்துவ ரீதியாய் அணுகுவோமேயானால்,(A philosophical optimistic approach) நம்ம Afsal சொல்ற மாறி,'நல்லவங்களுக்கு ஏதும் தப்பா நடக்காது'?!🤔ஆனா இங்க தப்பு மட்டும்தான் சரியாய் நடந்துச்சு🙈

அப்ப நம்ம 'leibniz's theory' -அ பின்பற்றிடனுமோ??இப்படி கொடுமை நடந்ததுக்கும் காரணம் இருக்குமோ?!🤔 அவைங்களோட ஊழ்வினை உருத்து வந்து ஊட்டியதே காரணமோ??
இவ்வாறான வினாக்களுக்கு விடைகளாய் வினாக்களே எழும்ப,விவரிக்கவியலா ஓர் வலியை விதைத்து முடிந்தது இப்ப(பா)டம்.

Admired the hungry of a cinematographer to show his best in all possible ways,one such shot is making the sweat,of the hero,(at his shoulder) sparkle in the sun.

Capturing multi voices,the convo of persons speaking before d camera,2 feet,5 feet away,,(layered,in technical it seems,Need to read on this),even d Biscuit eating sound..(though it has been shown in movies earlier,thz get spl in thz flick)
BGM : A thought process n execution for a scene on first half,when they have their food,come back to station for signing n leaving - made my heart to pound on what is gonna happen?! - Good job

DDD (Dialogues -Deliverers -Director)
Pandi - dialogue modulation,especially when he was asked by the inspector to go out
And he walks quickly,get stuck,fell down at the door,gets up and says 'clean pana sonanga adan vandhom Ilana... edhum kekla ayya'- OMG wat a modulation there..?! Got broken out on watching that.
He is definitely an underrated actor.
An another such scene is by Murugan..asking muthuvel(samuthira kani) while travelling in the jeep,
'Ayya station a nalla suththam panirkomaya??nalaiku unga veetlayum vandhu panidrom ayya,oru nalaiku oru veedunu oru vaarathla elaroda veetayum suththam panitu,apram OORUKU poidrom ayya'-stressing n seeking confirmation if they will be let free then - A remarkable scene!Too much..Man!😒
A negligible hiccup on one of Afsal's dialogues.(Neenga engala savadichruvinganu ayya solraru,apdi seiya matingadane ayya..!- when n who said such thing or did i miss out that??dunno)
On the whole,
Uff..A painful etch in d walls of heart!
Kudos to d team👍🏻

Best Realistic

This movie is one of the Best and ever realistic Tamil movie which i have seen, where the real life Incidents are shown Bolder.

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This film is adapted from the Tamil novel "Lock-up" written by M Chandrakumar, an auto-driver from Coimbatore. The book and film are based on the author's real life experiences.

Visaaranai was selected for the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa.

This film competed with 29 other movies to make it to the Academy Awards as India's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category.
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