Visaaranai (Interrogation) 2015 MA15+

8.00PM Fri 7 Dec 2018 (1hr 58mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Pandi is a Tamil-speaking immigrant working long hours to make ends meet in the Telugu-speaking region of Andhra Pradesh. When he and his friends are arrested without explanation by local police, they find themselves thrown into a hell of corrupt officials in need of a scapegoat. The men are repeatedly beaten and tortured. Then they receive the bait: if they admit to a recent violent robbery for which the cops have no other suspects, they will be released from jail and the relentless cruelty of its wardens. Yet this is only one of the many moral catch-22s in Visaaranai, a brutal, gripping tale of the tentacles of systemic corruption in rural India. The film, which won the Amnesty International Italia Award at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival and was nominated for the festival’s Horizons Award, is directed with visceral power by Vetri Maaran, and centers around an utterly convincing performance by Dinesh Ravi. Visaaranai will keep audiences enthralled and unable to look away from its hard truths.’ Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, STEREO. 118 MINUTES, INDIA, TAMIL, TELUGU (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: VETRI MAARAN / PRODUCER: VETRI MAARAN, DHANUSH / SCRIPT: VETRI MAARAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: RAMA LINGAM / EDITOR: KISHORE TE / MUSIC: GV PRAKASH KUMAR / CAST: DINESH RAVI, SAMUTHIRAKANI, KISHORE KUMAR, MURUGADAS, ANANDHI / PRODUCTION CO: GRASS ROOT FILM COMPANY, WUNDERBAR FILMS / PRINTS/RIGHTS: MKS