The official story synopsis of Vetrimaaran’s Visaaranai has been revealed in one of the festival-affiliated websites out there. The film will be screened at the presitigous Venice Film Festival next month.
“A group of immigrants 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 favour and the boys oblige, oblivious to the ill fate that awaits them. As they unwittingly bear witness to a political treason, the system seeks to silence them – at any cost. But Pandi (played by Dinesh) is determined to be heard.” This is the story-line.
Produced by Vetrimaaran and Dhanush, the film stars Attakathi Dinesh Samuthirakani, Murugadas Periyasamy and Kayal Anandhi in the lead roles.