This is a multi-layered and poignant tale reminiscent of the story of Karna, a key player in the Mahabharata. It delves deep into social norms, the system of law, human relationships, and the universal search for love, acceptance, and a sense of belonging.
These core concepts are highlighted through the life of Surya (Rajnikanth), an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the benevolent local don Devarajan a.k.a.Deva (Mammootty). They rule the town and almost function like a parallel government, one in which justice is swift, and punishment ruthless.
Things are well until new district collector (Aravind Swami), step-brother of Surya takes charge. Surya finds his mom (Srividya) and decides to surrender. What will happen to the relationship between Surya and Deva? Will Surya ever find the love and acceptance he yearns for from his mother?
Did you know?
The music for the soundtrack of this movie was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and comprises of seven songs. The song, 'Rakkama Kaiya Thattu', performed by SP Balasubramanyam and Swarnalatha was amongst the songs listed in a BBC World Top Ten music poll, and the album is considered to be a classic. Read More