The film starts in a courtroom where a woman Janaki (Meena) is fighting for divorce from her husband Pandian (Kamal Haasan). She offers various reasons for wanting a divorce. She has married Pandian against the wishes of her rich father Vishwanathan Iyer (Gemini Ganesan). But she isn’t able to come to terms with living in Pandian’s small house without amenities. Pandian is an assistant dance director with a modest income and is not able to spend much time with the family. All this accumulates and Janaki decides to apply for divorce, which is granted. The court orders that Pandian can meet his daughter Barathi, once a week and this is his only solace. His daughter, however, loves him a lot and doesn’t like the arrangement. Basha (Nassar), Pandian’s Muslim friend who works in a hotel as a chef, advises him to steal his daughter from Janaki. Pandian goes about trying to do as his friend suggests. In doing so, he is discovered; and now he cannot meet her at all. Then Pandian finds out that Vishwanathan Iyer has advertised for a woman to look after his granddaughter. Joseph (Nagesh) is a makeup man in films. In conversation with him, Pandian gets the idea of playing an old woman, so that he can be with his child and ex-wife without knowing them. Joseph agrees to this plan and the transformation is done from Pandian to “Avvai Shanmugi”– (also Kamal Haasan) a dignified, elderly Iyer woman, who is hired to take care of the little girl.
Sundaravadivelu (Vijayan) is a wealthy school manager and a landlord who is a hedonist and a sadist. He finds pleasure in torturing people emotionally including his own family members. He also siphons the school’s money for his own needs. His wife Lakshmi (Ashwini) is a goodhearted homely wife, and he has two children.
Dr. Rajkumar, Kanchana, Jayamala and Padmapriya are played the main lead roles along with Vajramuni, Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Balakrishna, Sampath, Bhadrachalam, Chandrashekhar, Shivaprakash, Udayashankar, Prabhakar and many others are seen in supporting roles in this movie.
Teri Meri Kahaani
The film begins with Kannan (Vignesh) and Arthi (Neepa) entering a wedding hall early in the morning. Kannan was in love with the bride Radha (Sabarna Anand) while Arthi was in love with the groom Rohit (K. Suresh Kannan). Kannan hails from a middle class and works for a newspaper called “Kudiyarasu”. In the morning newspaper, “Kudiyarasu” accuses Minister Ambalavanan (Sethu Vinayagam) of scamming innocent people and in the evening newspaper, the newspaper will publish it with the evidence. Unfortunately, Raghavan (V. S. Raghavan) gives Kannan the wrong CD and the newspaper editor Ram asks Kannan to find the evidence before the evening. Kannan then reads his personal diary and starts remembering his past.
Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja
A gentle girl born and brought up amidst the ever-growing eco-social-consumeristic environment finds it difficult to fit in the society. She decides to take it hard on the people. What she does is the rest of the story. Aruvi speaks about the social anguish of a girl.