Cast And Crew
Lingaa (Rajinikanth) is a petty thief with a grudge against his grandfather, Raja Lingeswaran (Rajinikanth again,) for not leaving any of his enormous wealth for his descendants. He is tricked by TV reporter Lakshmi (Anushka) to come to her village where UK returned Engineer and District Collector Raja Lingeswaram, in 1939, took on the British and built a dam and a temple there for villagers of 36 villages. The British through deceit had the villagers turn against the benevolent King who sacrificed all his wealth for them, and shut down the temple. Today, the local politician (Jagapathy Babu) wants to destroy the dam saying it is unsafe and have a new one built. However an upright Engineer (Ponvannan) will have none of it. He is murdered but before dying throws the piece of incriminating evidence declaring the dam safe in the compound of the temple and tells a village elderly that the temple must be opened to save the dam and the village. The elderly villager (K Vishwanath) gets Lakshmi, his grand-daughter, to trace Lingaa out to open the temple for them. Lingaa, on the run from the police, comes there only to try and steal the idol from the temple and escape. But on hearing his grandfather's story, he realizes he has misjudged him and decides that he has to take up the fight of the villagers and live up to his grandfather's name and save the dam...
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