Academy Awards: Visaranai was one of 85 films submitted for Oscar consideration from around the world
"We are thrilled of course. This is a huge honour. But it's a totally new journey ahead of us in the next few months. We are totally new to this and have a lot of learning to do. We are gearing up now to face this next juncture the movie is taking us to. Being declared the official entry, is the first step," Vetrimaaran said
"The project was supposed to start much earlier, but got postponed due to some reasons. Dhanush will join the sets of the film from January. In the interim, he will complete shooting for Power Paandi and also finish major portion of Vetrimaaran's Vada Chennai," a source aware of the developments, told IANS
Dhanush is said to have set aside 200 days to shoot this project, which marks his third time collaboration with Vetrimaaran
"This comes as a sweet surprise. I feel honoured, and I would like to thank director Vetrimaaran and producer Dhanush for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this important film. Tamil cinema needs more such films," said Samuthirakani. Visaaranai, a film on police brutality, also received two more awards
"The Hindi remake rights for Visaranai have been bought by director Priyadarshan. As of now, that's the confirmed news. Akshay Kumar is not in the Hindi remake. That is not true. Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan have worked together earlier and are friends," said Vetrimaaran
"We grow up watching films by the greats. Like Kamal sir, Rajini sir, Mani sir. All these greats come together to support a film like ours. They have made it big. The film is a very small film but, their wishes and support have made this film into a very big film," said Vetrimaaran
"I have never seen a movie like 'Visaaranai' in Tamil. This will be one of the best movies in world cinema," Rajinikanth posted on Twitter. His colleague Kamal Haasan wrote, "I thank Balu Mahendra for inspiring Vetrimaaran towards good cinema. Watched Visaranai with awe"
Director Vetrimaaran has clarified that he has not yet signed southern actress Amala Paul for his yet-untitled Tamil thriller with Dhanush, but he is definitely considering her for a role in it.