This evocative tale is the story of family and love, betrayal and sacrifice that is vividly depicted through the trials and triumphs in the life of Dharmadorai, and innocent, simple, hard-working young man. Brought up in a rural farming community and uneducated, he ensures that his two younger brothers Rajadorai and Ramadorai, are sent to the city for higher education.
While Dharmadorai takes heavy loans and makes many sacrifices for the welfare of his younger brothers, they are of an evil mindset. Due to their misdeeds, they keep getting into trouble and take advantage of their elder brother's innocence and helpful nature to entrap him into taking the blame for their crimes. Dharmadorai keeps cleaning up their disasters until he finds himself imprisoned on false charges with his family left in destitution.
How will Dharmadorai and his family bring themselves out of their tragic condition? Will his brothers ever reform and regret their crimes? Will Dharmadorai take revenge on his brothers for destroying his life or will he forgive them once more?
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The film was later remade in Hindi as 'Tyaagi' with Rajinikanth enacting the same role and Jayaprada as the female lead. Read More