Visaarani becomes India’s entry for Oscars

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New Delhi : Auto Chandran might take a proud walk at red carpet in Oscars this February next year as the film Visaarani has been announced as the official entry from India. 

16 years have passed when India had last sent a Tamil movie for Oscars.

Directed by Vetrimaaran, the film is a docu-drama thriller which was released in February this year. The film has been sent for the 'Best Film' in foreign language category. The movie was based on city- based auto driver M Chandrakumar's true story and novel - 'Lock Up'.


# India's official entry for Oscars announced. After 16 years a Tamil movie – Visaarani – has been made an official entry for Oscars.

# The Film has been chosen for category – The Best Film in foreign language.

# This film portrays the police brutality and false imprisonment of innocents, both of which Chandrakumar underwent. 

# The last time a Tamil movie was selected for the Oscars was Hey Ram in 2000.