After grabbing the prestigious National Awards, Vetrimaaran's hard-hitting social drama Visaaranai has been selected as India's official entry to Oscars this year. However, the film failed to get a nomination and has been fallen out of the race.

The movie, inspired by a novel 'Lock up', is a brutal one about the experiences of four innocent friends who are arrested by the cops and tortured for 13 days. Their painful experiences in a helpless state form the core content of this movie which is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Visaaranai is bankrolled by Dhanush under his home banner Wunderbar Films.