This action-oriented romantic drama follows the twists and turns in the life of Murali (Kamal Haasan), a young man who trains very hard to become a police officer. Uma (Ambika) is his neighbour and they fall in love with each other while Uma supports Murali to achieve his goal but he is rejected after the physical test.
Angered by the rejection, Murali turns into a local rowdy. He causes trouble in his district and comes to the attention of a notorious smuggler and murderer, Vicky (Sathyaraj) and his partner Anand (Rajeev). After initial conflict between the two, Vicky recruits Murali into his gang, and his soon becomes his most trusted employee. Murali also grows intimate with a girl, Anita (Madhavi), who is looking for personal revenge against Anand.
However, when Vicky's activities are time and again foiled by the police, he concludes that they have a mole in his gang. Uma spots the changed Murali with Anita and becomes furious and breaks up with him.
Why did the honest and courageous Murali so easily give up on his aspirations to become a police officer and succumb to a life of crime and indulgence? Will he go back to his first love, Uma or will he continue his relationship with the glamorous Anita?
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This movie was remade in Hindi as Guru (1989), starring Mithun Chakraborty and Sridevi Kapoor in double role, and went on to become a blockbuster in Hindi as well. Read More