A reporter (Rohini) researching the death penalty in India is recounted the story of a farm owner Virumandi (Kamal) whose role in a clan feud between Naicker (Napoleon) and Kothalla Devar (Pasupathi) leads him to death row.
As the story unfolds, there is a riot in the jail, and the only one who can get the reporter safely out of the prison is Virumandi.
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This is perhaps for the first time two southern villages were transported live to the Campa Cola complex in Chennai. The complex was transformed into bustling Theni and Madurai villages with people speaking the local dialect. The sets were so authentic and beautiful that Kamal Haasan received requests not to abandon the sets for at least six months but to throw them open to the public for viewing before the release of the film.
The complex had festivities and fun, frolic and festoons. It was hard to distinguish the sets from the streets. The Jalli Kattu Street was so natural that even people who took part in scores of Jalli Kattu competitions could not believe their eyes and felt that they were in their native village.
Kottala Devar home and Nallamma Naicker palace were artistically built with dexterity that is bound to take people down the memory lane. It was hard to believe that the sets were created in Chennai, be it "Virumaandi" temple, Central Prison or police station. Read More