Set against the backdrop of the feudal Madurai district, controlled by big landlords who employ their own gangs and often indulge in expensive feuds with their neighbours. The star explained that this environment was part of his childhood experience. He plays Shaktivelu, the modern son of Peria-thevar (Ganesan), who returns to his ancestral home to introduce his girlfriend (Gauthami) to his family. Unwittingly, he is forced to become involved in the bloody feuds between different members of the clan led by Mayathevar (Nasser), and when his father dies he assumes the godfather's mantle. The rival family is eventually annihilated in a gory ending. However, how will Shakti's love and personal life pan out?
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Was remade in Hindi as Virasat by Priyadarshan starring Anil Kapoor in Kamal Hassan role. See more
Referenced in Kaatrin Mozhi
Written By "Valli"
Performed by Ilaiyaraja
Sung By S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kamal Hassan See more