Aaruchami (Vikram) is a Deputy Commissioner of Police of Thirunelveli who efficiently brings the city under control. At the outset, he pretends to be a corrupt cop by accepting bribes from the very influential Annachi. Later Saami starts to rebel against him and the rest is how he suceeds in expelling the corrupt politicians.
It was also remade in Bengali as "Barood" with Mithun Chakraborty.
The film was remade into Telugu as "Lakshmi Narasimha" with Balakrishna and Asin in lead roles.
Vikram worked on his body for the film, sporting a thick waist to show notable differences from his other police film, "Dhill" and also put on eight kilograms.
The film's shooting schedule took place at Karaikudi, Some fight scenes were shot at the busy lanes in Karaikudi where Vikram chased some rowdies, The fight scene was shot for five days, with Priyan canning the shots and Super Subbarayan choreographing the fights.
After directing "Thamizh", Kavithalayaa Productions called Hari to direct a film for them since Hari assisted few of their films.
Kota Srinivasa Rao made his debut in Tamil as a villain in this film.
The movie was remade into Hindi as "Policegiri" by the notable director KS Ravikumar with Sanjay Dutt and Prachi Desai.
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