Director: Hari (Dir); Writer: Hari (Dir); Producer: Pushpa Kandaswamy; Cinematographer: Priyan; Editor: V.T. Vijayan; Cast: Vikram, Trisha, Vivek, Ramesh Kanna, Vijaykumar, Kota Srinivas Rao, Manorama, Sumitra, Keertana, Venniradai Murthy, Delhi Ganesh, Rajesh, Thyagu, Ponnambalam, Bala Singh, Payilvan Ranganathan, M.R.K, Besant Ravi, Ilavarasu, Jayasurya, Vincent Rai, Alagu, Crane Manohar, Durai Pandi, Jayamani, Sethu Vinayagam
Duration: 02:40:41; Aspect Ratio: 2.273:1; Hue: 347.016; Saturation: 0.097; Lightness: 0.335; Volume: 0.164; Cuts per Minute: 25.976
Summary: Aarusaamy (Vikram) is the DCP of Tirunelveli who efficiently brings the city under control. He arrives at Tirunelveli after being in exile for some years, due to being wrongly accused of bribery. In an early scene in the film, he eats idliwith beer and performs drunken antics, which had a negative impact on the viewing public. At the outset, he pretends to be a corrupt cop by accepting bribes from the very influential Annachi Perumal Pichai (Kota Srinivasa Rao). Aarusaamy's father (Vijayakumar) wanted to become a cop but he was unable to due to corruption. So, he takes care of agriculture as his living, but he wanted to make his son a cop. Aarusaamy passes the IPS exams but was asked for bribes. His father mortgages his properties and makes him get the desired job. Being an honest cop, Aarusaamy is honored with transfers all over Tamil Nadu due to political pressure. In Trichy, he is accused of bribery and gets suspended. It takes him about 6 months to prove his innocence, and he is finally posted in Tirunelveli. In Tirunelveli, he adapts a new policy of adjusting with the local goons so he can serve the people in an effective way. Perumal Pichai is an underworld don who has the total control of Southern Tamil Nadu, both in politics and rowdyism. He is less known in the media so he bribes Aarusaamy so that he will not disturb his business because both Perumal and Aarusaamy belong to the same caste. Aarusaamy accepts it but requests him to make some changes, which he in turn accepts. As a result, the city is under the control of Law and Order. Aarusaamy is always accompanied by "Punctuality" Paramasivam (Ramesh Khanna), who is a Police Inspector. Aarusaamy falls in love with a college-going Brahmin girl Bhuvana (Trisha Krishnan). Bhuvana's father Srinivasan (Delhi Ganesh) is a straightforward government officer who never gets a bribe and leads a noble life and they get engaged. Aarusaamy and Bhuvana meet each other when Aarusaamy goes with Paramasivam in search of a home for rent. Bhuvana misinterprets Aarusaamy and Paramasivam as thieves and locks them in a room, only to be revealed of their identities by the police.Aarusaamy also 'seals' Perumal's gas station because the workers assaulted a woman and others when they challenged them a very less distribution of petrol than being promised.
The ruling party has called for a one-day strike all over the state, and Perumal is handed with the responsibility of Tirunelveli on the eve of Pongal festival. Aarusaamy takes steps to maintain law and order. The strike becomes a failure, which earns Perumal's rage. Perumal was waiting for a chance to take revenge on Aarusaamy. So, his henchmen attack the marketplace on the day of Aarusaamy and Bhuvana's marriage, since all the policemen would be attending the wedding. This incident was the last straw that broke the camel's back and started the revolution of Aarusaamy against Perumal. This incident marks the start of a direct clash between Aarusaamy and Perumal. The two of them challenge to get rid of the other in the time of a week. Perumal uses his influences and gets Aarusaamy transferred, but Aarusaamy is given a time of a week to take charge. Aarusaamy also loses his father in a bomb blast which was targeted to kill him. He takes revenge on Perumal by the eve of the seventh day.