Four laborers are tortured by the police to confess to a theft they have not committed. Just when they feel relieved after being saved by an honest policeman, they find that the worst is yet to come.
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 political treason, the system seeks to silence them at any cost. But Pandi is determined to be heard.
- Release date: February 5, 2016 (India)
- Director: Vetrimaaran
- Budget: 10 million INR
- Box office: 110 million INR
- Nominations: Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil, MORE
- Producers: Vetrimaaran, Dhanush
- Runtime: 2 hours 43 minutes
- Color: Color
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Cast: Vetri Maaran, Dinesh, P. Samuthirakani, Kishore
Visaaranai is an uncompromising, badass, and chilling depiction of the abuse of power. At the beginning of the film, Pandi (effectively Dinesh), an immigrant from Andhra Pradesh, reveals that he and his friends are at night. leave the park where they spent their time (this is a way to save money they might spend on housing). Where he was working he hurriedly opened a makeshift shop.
It’s not dawn yet, but the shopkeeper is a little upset that Pandey is late. A group of men come to the shop and ask for the address, but Pandey passes them off as Tamil Nadu police officers and tries to distance themselves from their agenda. The group moved on and after a while, a man came and asked if his name was Pandey. The moment he answers yes, the man grabs Pandi by the neck and forces him into a waiting car.
They were taken to the police station, where the officers suddenly started beating them without asking anything. All of this happens in the first ten minutes of the movie. As with our friend group, we have no idea why they are being treated this way. Pandey believes they are in trouble because he recklessly called out publicly last night to the girl he is in love with (Ananda in a cameo).
But then they ran into another friend. He was caught by the police when he returned to her house at night after the movie, beat him mercilessly, and demanded that he confess to stealing from her house. Only then do they find themselves in a difficult situation. The beatings and tortures continue, but a determined Pandey forces them not to accept the accusation as they have done nothing wrong. But police officers under pressure after the robbery took place at the home of a high-ranking relative are desperate to “finish the case.”