Chumbak is a coming-of-age story of Baalu, a teen restaurant worker boy who decides to con someone to fulfill his dream and escape his wretched life, but instead finds a mentally-ill village dim-wit – Prasanna (Swanand Kirkire) as his only victim. Baalu now finds himself torn between his morality and dreams, as the two find themselves on a journey that changes their lives.
After Chennai-based Shakhti Mathur gets into fisticuffs with goons, his mother, Kamini, decides to send him to her parents’ house in the country. He re-locates there, and ends up falling in love with Neelima Pandey, who is betrothed to Karan Joshi, and the only daughter of Shankar Pandey, who has total control over a town called Thiruvatchi. When Shankar finds out, he has Neelima forcibly abducted, even cancels her wedding with Karan, and decides to wed her to Bhairav. Shakthi’s attempts to rescue her will not only jeopardize his life – but also the lives of his parents – who are being held captive by an enraged Shankar and his army of goons.
It is a story of a guy named Kuruvi (Vidharth), who does small crimes. He falls in love with a girl named Krishnaveni (Sanchita Shetty), who, on finding him to be a criminal, rejects him. Kuruvi’s elder sister got married to Krishnaveni’s relative, and they become close again. As fate would have it, Kuruvi was falsely accused of stealing the temple’s jewels. He eventually kills the one who stole the jewels and goes to jail. The movie ends with Kuruvi back in the same temple and Krishnaveni requesting him to come home.
From a small rural village, Eashwaran (Srikanth) heads to the bigger city of Chennai with his father (Murali), seeking medicine to treat an illness. While in town, they live at the home of Eashwaran’s brother (Shyam Ganesh), who is caught up in a dangerous web of corruption involving a thug Aditya (FEFSI Vijayan). As Aditya continues to head dirty deals with local officials, Eashwaran is in over his head and may need his brother’s help.
The film begins with Professor Tiwari (Pankaj Kapur) being interviewed about police encounters and bids to eradicate organised crime from Lucknow and its surrounding areas. It then showcases Ajay Kumar (Arshad Warsi). Since he was young, Ajay has been traumatised by the death of his army officer father, who killed himself when accused of being a deserter, leaving his widow Prabha (Suhasini Mulay) to bring up Ajay on her own. Ajay studies hard and successfully becomes an Indian Police Service officer with the title of Senior Superintendent of Police of Lucknow. Due to his honesty, he gets transferred to various states in India, around 14 times in eight years. At his new posting in Uttar Pradesh, he comes to terms with a new criminal boss and ruthless killer, Gajraj Singh (Sushant Singh). Ajay engineers the setting up of a Special Task Force to deal with Gajraj. However, he also runs into problems as Gajraj is politically well-connected. Gajraj continues to elude the Task Force, using more modern technology such as the use of cell phones. But the Task Force recovers and is able to monitor Gajraj’s cell phones with the help of Prof. Tiwari. They find out that Gajraj is planning to contest the elections and if he wins, no police officer of any rank, even the Task Force, would then dare to arrest him or even consider him a suspect, which may well result in the Task Force being mere paper tigers. They have a final confrontation inside a train which leaves from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. All the officers in the Task Force as well as members of Gajraj’s gang kill each other in the fight, leaving Prof. Tiwari as the only witness.
Right Yaaa Wrong
Right Yaaa Wrong is a story of two cops, Ajay (Sunny Deol) and Vinay (Irrfan Khan), where an intense rivalry leads them on a battle for supremacy.
Ajay and Vinay are best friends. Ajay’s wife (Isha Koppikar) is found brutally murdered. Ajay is the prime suspect and Vinay is handed the case. Unsure what to do, either help his best friend or achieve a higher position in his job, Vinay goes against Ajay. By this time, Radhika (Konkana Sen Sharma), Vinay’s younger sister, becomes Ajay’s lawyer, and is Ajay’s only support.
Pillayar Theru Kadasividu
Ganesan (Jithan Ramesh) is a happy-go-lucky youth in a village. A great admirer of actor-director T. Rajendar, he spends time with his friends, such as Soori and a few others. This is ridiculed by his father (Jayaprakash). Ganesh’s life takes a turn when he comes across Sandhya (Sanchita Padukone). She is a friend of his sister, who comes on a vacation to the village. He admires her beauty and falls for her. When Ganesh gathers guts to open his heart to Sandhya, enters Valli (Suhasini), Ganesh’s uncle’s (Ilavarasu) daughter. Fearing her father will get her married to a local goon Durai (Bose Venkat), she decides to marry Ganesh. Suddenly, Sandhya falls ill, and Ganesh takes her to the hospital. He is shocked when the doctor (Prakash Raj) informs that she has pancreatic cancer and will die in a few months. Ganesh, in a bid to keep her happy until her death, marries her and comes home. He incurs his father’s wrath and is driven out of the house. However, a sudden twist in the plot causes the movie to end on an emotional note.