Guru (Kishore) and Thamizharasu (Prakashraj) are dreaded gangsters in Chennai. They are bitter rivals who are engaged in a nasty turf war to establish their supremacy in city. They indulge in a violent and ruthless gang war, consequently injuring many innocents and painting the city of Chennai red.
It is at this stage that Murugan (Vishal) enters the picture. A native of Madurai, he comes to Chennai with a mission. He leaves his village promising his mother (Geetha) that he would return only with his brother, who had run away from the house about two decades ago.
Murugan gets the help of his friend Veluchamy (Santhanam). He comes across the gangsters and a sequence of events results in him incurring both their wrath. In a bloody duel with Guru, he comes to know that he is his brother, whom he has been searching for long. Now he is entrusted with the task of protecting him from Thamizharasu. How he accomplishes his task forms the crux.
The movie was led into a controversy for a kissing scene between the lead pair and the images were released online, later the producer reconciled that the scene were released without permission and it was not to evoke anything vulgar emotions. Some still claim that the photos were released intentionally for publicity purposes as it had the top actress Shriya kissing Vishal.
The Telugu version, titled 'Pistha', was filmed and released simultaneously.
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