Director Vetrimaaran, who is gearing up for the release of Visaaranai in November, says the film’s story is a biography of the common man. “It is a biography of the common man and how he tries to transform a failed system. I thought that story had to be told. It’s not just about Chandran, but about thousands of faceless people. I was attracted to his experiences, anguish and the truthfulness of his emotions,” says Vetri.
Visaaranai, which won the Cinema For Human Rights award from Amnesty International Italy at the coveted Venice Film Festival, will have its first Indian premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival which runs between October 29th and November 5th. The film chronicles the brutal police investigation faced by the auto driver Chandra Kumar who was arrested by mistake.