The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Revathi, Gouthami and Nassar in pivotal roles. The film's script was written by Kamal Haasan who also produced the film along with his brother Chandra Haasan under the production company Raaj Kamal Films International.
When Saktivelu asks for Esaki, he learns that Maya Thevar has cut off Esaki’s hand as punishment for opening the temple.
To prevent further escalation of the situation Saktivelu, with permission from his father, enlists the help of his friends in the government and opens the temple for all legally.
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Later Maya Thevar closes a portion of his land, preventing the public from reaching the main road easily.
Sakthivelu and his father invite them for talks at village Panchayat to resolve the standoff due the riots and flooding.
Rest of the film is about how Sakthivel solves the problems of villagers.
The film was chosen by India as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 65th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.
He spots the goon who placed the explosives again in the village and gives chase.