Director: Bala; Writer: Bala; Producer: A. Kandaswamy; Cinematographer: R. Ratnavelu; Editor: Raghubabu; Cast: Vikram, Abitha, Sivakumar (Actor), S.S. Raman, Mohan Vaidya, Sriman, Anju Mahendra, Sriram, Jyothilakshmi, Rajsri, Bharathi, Manobala, Lavanya, Baby Hemalatha, V.R. Balasubramanyam, Rasheed Ummer, Anwar Ali Khan, Manikkaraj, Lakshmi Raj, Siva Shankar (Dance)
Duration: 02:10:27; Aspect Ratio: 1.848:1; Hue: 14.939; Saturation: 0.179; Lightness: 0.269; Volume: 0.145; Cuts per Minute: 15.545
Summary: Sethu aka Chiyaan (Vikram) is a rough and macho college rowdy and also The Students Union Chairman of the college, who uses violence as the only way to deal with people. He lives with his brother, a Magistrate (Sivakumar), and his sister-in-law, who is the only person who seems to understand him properly. The movie opens with Sethu winning the elections to the office bearers of the college's Students Union followed by celebrations and in-campus fight between the rival candidates. Sethu has a staple diet of yes-sir friends surrounding him. He comes across a timid girl, Abitha, who is the daughter of a poor temple priest, and starts to woo her. When she initially rejects him, he kidnaps her and forces her to fall in love with him.
After Abhita falls in love with him, Sethu is attacked by brothel goons who take revenge on him for interfering with their business. Sethu suffers from brain damage as a result and ends up in a temple ashram. Suffering from amnesia and having developed an unusual behaviour, he starts to recollect memories. At one point, he is completely back to his normal self and tries to convince the swamiji that he's back to normal. However, the swamiji ignores him. Desperate, Sethu attempts to escape from the ashram by climbing over the gates. Unfortunately, he fails and ends up with serious injuries. Whilst sleeping with his injury, Abitha makes a surprise visit. However Sethu is asleep and she leaves with this woeful memory of him. As she is about to leave the institution, he wakes up and realises that she had come to see him. As he calls out, she leaves unable to hear him.
Persistent to meet her he makes another attempt to leave the institution and this time he is successful. When he arrives at her house he is presented with his love unfortunately dead. He realises that she had committed suicide.
Distraught after what he saw, Sethu just walks out and his friends and family try to help him regain his memory. Although he is aware of what's happening around him, Sethu pretends to be unconscious. At that point, he is met with the mental institution wardens who came to take him back to the ashram. The film ends with Sethu leaving with them as he has nothing to live for after his true love's death.