This is a multi-layered and poignant tale reminiscent of the story of Karna, a key player in the Mahabharata. It delves deep into social norms, the system of law, human relationships, and the universal search for love, acceptance, and a sense of belonging.
These core concepts are highlighted through the life of Surya (Rajnikanth), an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the benevolent local don Devarajan a.k.a.Deva (Mammootty). They rule the town and almost function like a parallel government, one in which justice is swift, and punishment ruthless.
Things are well until new district collector (Aravind Swami), step-brother of Surya takes charge. Surya finds his mom (Srividya) and decides to surrender. What will happen to the relationship between Surya and Deva? Will Surya ever find the love and acceptance he yearns for from his mother?
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The score and soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and notably marks the last collaboration of Mani Ratnam and Ilaiyaraaja, Read More