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Visaaranai (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 5 February 2016 (USA)
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Four labourers are tortured by the police to confess to a theft they have not committed.

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Vetrimaaran
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Dinesh ... Pandi Ravi (as Dinesh Ravi)
Samuthirakani ... Muthuvel
Anandhi ... Shanthi
Murugadass ... Murugan
Kishore Kumar G. ... Auditor (as Kishore)
Misha Ghoshal Misha Ghoshal ... Sindhu
Raj Pradeesh Raj Pradeesh ... Kumar
Ajay Ghosh ... Inspector Vishweshwara Rao
E. Ramdoss E. Ramdoss ... Raamachandran
Alwa Vasu Alwa Vasu ... Pandi's Boss
Munnar Ramesh Munnar Ramesh ... Ramesh
Dhaya Senthil Dhaya Senthil ... Judge
Saravana Subbiah Saravana Subbiah ... Saravanan
Muthukumar Muthukumar ... Rathnasamy
Cheran Raj Cheran Raj ... Goule

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Four immigrants (Pandi, Murugan, Afsal and Kumar) are detained by the local state police, tortured and forced to admit to a crime they have no knowledge of. When all hope seems to be lost, a policeman from their hometown speaks on their behalf at the court hearing, setting them free. The policeman asks for a return favor and the boys oblige, oblivious to the consequences that await them. As they unwittingly bear witness to a political treason, the system seeks to silence them at any cost. But Pandi is determined to be heard. Written by anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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The script is based on a real life story of a person who was interrogated. He wrote a book named 'Lockup' in Tamil, on which this movie is based on. See more »

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Harsh reality show casing the corrupt system that can change lives
6 February 2016 | by SivakumarBalachandranSee all my reviews

Visaranai (Interrogation) captures the harsh truth behind Police department corruption, thirst for Power, urge to close cases and how it affects the life of four runaway youngsters in a non-native state. It is just not that actually the plot traverses to the native state to show that no mercy is left in the department on handling the poor guys. It is based on true incidents which became a novel named "Lock Up" by M. Chandrakumar. Well that explains the crux of the tale but what makes it more solid and interesting is the chilling screen play and 100 % pure cinema type of handling where there was no absolute space for commercialism. Hats off to Director Vetrimaran who has dared to experiment this genre which reflects the ruthless, impolite, merciless, callous nature of some police officers. The plot gets enhanced by the performers like Dhinesh, Samuthirakani, Kishore, Adukalam Murugadoss and some more actors whom we hardly know by their names. The thrashes that these boys take up looks so vivid, raw, brutal, inhuman and clearly I understand this movie will be a hard to digest fact for soft or weak hearted audience. So people of this sort you are warned better try some comedy in the next screen. On the technical front the cinematography and BGM also shows the pain. This movie is a clear warning that there is a corrupt system out there waiting for innocent prey and if we are caught it is like the hell's hole and no escape. I didn't find anything as such which ruins the flow or script. So pure award category no scoring required.

Verdict : "Watch it if you can take it"

-Sivakumar Balachandran


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