Vetri Maaran's Visaaranai has been selected as India's entry for Best Foreign Language Film category for this year Academy Awards. Produced by Dhanush's Wunderbar Films and Grassroot Film Corporations, Visaaranai has Dinesh and Anandhi in lead roles.
"We're on cloud9!!! #Visaaranai has been chosen to represent #India at the #Oscars. @dhanushkraja @VetriMaaran", wrote the official Twitter handle of Grassroot Film Corporations on Twitter page.
Visaaranai is loosely based on Chandra Kumar's Lockup novel series along with many real life incidents. It is rather interesting to note that last time a Tamil film film went as India's official entry for Academy Awards was Kamal Hassan's Hey Ram.