National Award-winning Tamil film Visaranai is India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars next year.
“Visaranai was selected out of the 29 films that were in the race,” Film Federation of India secretary general Supran Sen said.
Visaranai, produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Productions, and based on M. Chandrakumar’s novel Lock Up, has already received international accolades, including at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, before its theatrical release.
A pleased Vetrimaaran confirmed to The Hindu that he had indeed heard from the officials about the submission.
The movie was chosen out of 29 contenders, said secretary general of Film Federation of India Supran Sen.
The other Tamil films to be officially selected in the past for the Oscars are Jeans, Indian, Kurithipunal, Devar Magan, Anjali, Nayagan, Deiva Magan.
The 89th Academy Awards event is scheduled for in February 2017 in Los Angeles.
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