Powerful and poignant, this exquisitely crafted drama revolves around the twists and turns in the life of the short- tempered Kali (Rajnikant), who is a worker at a power station and possessively protects his sister Valli (Shobha).
In a clash with the new engineer, Kumaran (Babu), he is fired, gets drunk and loses his hand in an accident. Encouraged by Kali’s wife Manga (Jayalakshmi), Kumaran forms a relationship with Kali’s sister and Kali eventually matures enough to realise he cannot monopolise her for ever.
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This movie was released on 15 August 1978 to a tepid commercial response, but positive critical reviews and favourable word of mouth helped it to become a success. The film was a major breakthrough for Rajinikanth, whose performance as Kali received unanimous praise and is widely considered to be the best performance of his career. Read More