Chinna’s (Prakash Raj) gang, the smaller of the two, struggles to overtake Periyavar’s (Raghuvaran) gang until a man named Sekar (Vikram) gives Chinna’s gang new life. Sekar is a man of steel, physically and mentally, who had idolised Chinna in his childhood; he is similar to the character Bhima from the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata. Sekar challenges Periyavar’s group and puts Chinna on top.
The gangs are then targeted by the new police commissioner (Ashish Vidyarthi). Sekar later leaves the fight to settle down with his girlfriend Shalini (Trisha Krishnan), but although Chinna wants Sekar to lead his own life, his gang members want him back. In the film's climax, Chinna's gang members kill Shalini; Sekar retaliates by killing Chinna, and the police then kill Sekar.
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Vikram, who saw the movie, was impressed and wanted to remake it in Tamil. Vikram approached producer Mohan Natarajan to buy the remake rights of the film. The remake was tentatively titled "Bheema". But when his film "Majaa" hit the screens, it did only average business. So Vikram was skeptical about remaking "Chanthupottu". The film was first postponed but later shelved. The producer of the film, AM Rathnam approached director Lingusamy to come up with a new script. Read More