A television journalist works to unravel corruption and anti-national activity in the highest echelons of politics. Desperate for a hero, she creates Velayudham, a fictitious vigilante warrior, who fights back against injustice and crime. Under what circumstances does a real man take on the role?
This thrilling tale sparks off in Chennai with a crusader television journalist Bharati (Genelia) trying to unravel corruption in high places. The state Home Minister is hand in gloves with terrorists who are planning to create tension and planting bombs in Chennai.
One day while escaping after a sting operation on city's nefarious activities she gets badly beaten and her two friends killed. At the same time in an accident, the thugs who had brutally bashed her meets with an accident and gets killed. Bharati creates an imaginary character called Velayudham and writes a note that he wants to clean up the city of the bad guys!
Meanwhile there is Velayudham, an ordinary milkman living in a small village who dotes on his little sister (Sarnya Mohan) and his life revolves around her, though his cousin Vaidehi (Hansika) is crazy about him. One day Velu comes to Chennai to withdraw the money he had deposited in a chit fund for his sister's wedding. In the city, he meets Bharati and due to circumstances is forced to become the fictional character Velayudham, the heroic warrior and crusader who takes on the scum of the earth.
This film is inspired by the Telugu movie Azad (2000).
Vijay's look in the film is taken from the look of the protagonist in Assassin's Creed.
26 Oct 2011 ● Tamil ● 2 hrs 40 mins
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