Director: Bala; Writer: Bala; Producer: V.A. Durai; Cinematographer: Balasubramanyam; Editor: Suresh Urs; Cast: Vikram, Surya Sivakumar, Laila, Sangeetha (Deepti), Karunas, Manobala, Shanthi Ganesh, Gowri, T.P. Gajendran, Mayilsamy, Visweswara Rao, Muthukalai, Thyagarajan, Rajan, T. Satish Kumar, M.V.S. Rajendranath, Eswar, Soundar, Prema Rajamani, Lavanya, Bindu, Vijaya, Mahadevan, Nicolas, Harish Ori, Ganja Karupu, Motta Rajendran, Periyakulam Shankar Narayanan, Kapoor, Baby Sebastian, Madurai S. Srinivasan Iyer, Lalita, Geetha, Master Hari Prasad, Simran, Stun Siva
Duration: 02:37:47; Aspect Ratio: 2.353:1; Hue: 16.110; Saturation: 0.039; Lightness: 0.313; Volume: 0.188; Cuts per Minute: 27.801; Words per Minute: 55.133
Summary: An anonymous woman dies while giving birth in a graveyard. Her child, Chithan, is found and raised by the caretaker of the graveyard. Chithan grows up among corpses with minimal human contact. He growls like a wolf, runs like a gorilla, has the unkempt appearance of an orangutan, but seems to understand loyalty and is a social animal. He ventures into a town in search of food and gets into trouble as he does not understand the concept of money. He is rescued by Gomathi, a petty ganja seller. She sees his ability to be loyal and enrolls him into the service of her employer, a large scale ganja producer. Chithan is caught during a drug raid and is arrested. Sakthivel is a conman with a silver tongue. He gets into trouble when he cons a woman named Manju into losing all her personal effects in a game of dice. Sakthi is arrested, meets Chithan in prison and starts protecting him out of sympathy and pity. Chithan starts to reciprocate to Sakthi's kindness with the only way he knows, by being as loyal as a dog. Sakthi serves his term and then butts heads with the ganja producer to get Chithan out of jail. Chithan gets out but commits a crime when he obeys his master's instruction to burn the body of a murder victim. Sakthi, realising that Chithan is being used as accessory in crimes he cannot comprehend, prevents Chithan from going back to working in the ganja fields. At the same time, a budding romance starts between Sakthi and Manju. Chithan too starts to see a shared spirit in Gomathi. The police catch a wind of the murder and arrest Chithan. Sakthi gets Chithan to side with the police and goes against the ganja producer. The ganja producer later kills Sakthi and dumps his body in the middle of the road. Chithan does not understand that Sakthi is dead and zones out to outer space when everyone surrounds him. Gomathi, Manju, and the others are crying. Gomathi sees Chithan's confusion as indifference and angrily drives him away from Sakthi's body. Chithan slowly starts to understand that Sakthi is dead as he sees him on the funeral pyre. His realisation is complete when he wakes up in the morning next to the burnt remains of Sakthi's corpse. He experiences emotions he has never experienced before: fury, agony, and betrayal. His body bears the scars of a million bruises, and his violence has always been self-defense and the defense of his masters. The realisation of the meaning of death and the pain of losing a loved one breaks the feral chains that had wound up on his psyche. Chithan sets out like a man intent on destroying the world. He sets fire to the ganja fields, lets the ganja producer experience the pain of his loss, and then sets upon destroying him physically. He drives him through the street, breaking a few bones at a time until he is done toying with him. Then he kills him and offers his body as a tribute to Manju, who now has lost her will to live. Gomathi realises what Chithan has been through and tries to get him to stay, but he turns back to the world of the graveyard among the corpses that cannot hurt him anymore.