A film on politics, directed by movie maverick Mani Ratnam Young actor Anandan (Mohan Lal) meets the fiery Tamizhselvan (Prakash Raj), who writes successful dialogues for him. Later, both are drawn into state politics, but their rise causes a rift between them and they turn rivals. The film also stars Aishwarya Rai, Revathi, Gowthami and Tabu.