Five years after winning National Award for "Aadukalam," director Vetrimaaran is back with his latest film "Visaranai" or "Visaaranai." It is based on M Chandrakumar's "Lock Up."

'Visaranai' Movie Stills | 'Bangalore Naatkal' Audience Review

"Visaranai" is not a regular commercial movie but a film that shows the harsh realities of life. The movie narrates the story of the author and Coimbatore-based auto rickshaw driver M Chandrakumar, who shares his experience after being arrested on false charges along with his three other friends.

The Tamil film has been produced by actor Dhanush and it has Dinesh, Anandhi, Aadukalam Murugadoss, Samuthirakani, Kishore, Mishal Ghoshal and others in the cast. GV Prakash Kumar has composed the music, S Ramalingam has handled the cinematography and late Kishore Te has edited the flick.

Four friends from Tamil Nadu leave for Andhra Pradesh and dream of making it big before returning back to their homes. Initially, they struggled to survive and sleep in parks. One among them, Pandi (Dinesh), gets a job in a provision store.

One morning, they are in a shock after the cops arrest them for the reasons best known to them. The story shows how people in authority completely misuse power and physically torture the poor boys.

"Visaranai" has received praises from superstar Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. It has also won appreciation at international film festivals. Now, the audience too have praised the movie. The viewers are impressed by the raw content and the realistic presentation backed by wonderful performances from the artists. Find out their reactions here:

Kaushik LM posted: #Visaaranai - More a brutal eyeopener on the harsh reality surrounding the nature of police investigations. Def. Not for the weakhearted
#Visaaranai - shocking, never before shown portrayal of the Indian police force. Leaves you tense while watching. A director's film totally

Prashanth wrote: Please take a boiw @gvprakash for #Visaaranai BGM. Riveting!
The raw uncut version of #Visaaranai runs for 3.5 hours. I'm glad it was not shown to me, definitely would have suffered a heart attack!

Ck Mohammed posted: #VISAARANAI : Bold & Raw stunner from Vetrimaaran, top notch performance by EVERYONE, hard-hitting Tamil film I have seen so far.

Suganth tweeted: #Visaaranai is worth all the hype. An uncompromising, hard-hitting and spine-chilling account of abuse of power. Take a bow, @VetriMaaran.

Ramesh wrote: #Visaaranai : A Great Movie! A realistic movie that is interestin & very relevant.. Fine narrative and Top notch Performances.. Must Watch

Haricharan Pudipeddi tweeted: Theatrical version of #Visaaranai as impactful and gut-wrenching as the festival cut. Absolutely no complaints. Don't miss it.

Karthik Rockz tweeted: #Visaaranai 1sthalf over. I never seen before tamil cinema.Brilliant. Can't believe police behaviour like this. Please avoid heart patient.

Madhan Drifter wrote: Watched #Visaaranai. Came out. Saw 2police beside me with #stick. 10steps backed. Hope you understand. Effe

Venkatesh posted: #visaaranai - raw , realistic and riveting .Kudos to @dhanushkraja for producing and excellent screenplay , direction @VetriMaaran

Praveen 2.0 tweeted: #Visaaranai Verdict :Go for this rare gem which you will treasure in your mind for a long time
@VetriMaaran @dhanushkraja @WunderbarFilms #Visaaranai - 5/5 is fits into the commercial area as well as it has thrills, especially a nail biting climax is awesome!! @dhanushkraja