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?
Did You Know?
The name of Kamal Haasan's character in the film is Sakthivelu, the same as his in Nayakan. Both these films were India's official entries to the Oscars for Best Foreign Film in 1987 and 1992 respectively. See more
Spoofed in Thamizh Padam 2
Written By "Valli"
Performed by Ilaiyaraja
Sung By S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kamal Hassan See more