The film opens with the birth of Baba (Rajinikanth), who is a ‘baba amsa sambhootudu’. Baba grows up as an atheist and hot-blooded man, but he is a Good Samaritan. His lifestyle includes consuming alcohol, smoking substances, and chewing tobacco. His mother (Sujatha) and maternal uncle (M. N. Nambiar) are ardent devotees of Mahavatar Babaji (the Mahaavtar Baba who is supposed to be 2000 years old and who lives in the Himalayas). Chamundeswari (Manisha Koirala) stays in the neighborhood of Baba’s residence who often quarrels with Baba but eventually falls in love with his style and falls for his attitude.
The film begins with Gaythri (Sneha) getting married to an irrigation engineer (Vikramaditya) against her wishes. As she conducts her marriage with mechanical unconsciousness, her sunken heart reflects her past. Gayathri, a marine student, goes to Rameswaram to study coral reefs and marine ecosystems while staying with her uncle (Vinu Chakravarthy) in a fisherman hamlet. She witnesses Chinna (Arjun) and his assistants (Mansoor Ali Khan and Ponnambalam) – local mobsters working for a gang – committing pitiless and violent crimes. Though she wanted to report these crimes to the local SP (Vijayakumar), her uncle dissuades her. Meanwhile, she asks her uncle for a guide to take her to locations rich in marine life. Her uncle directs Chinna to help Gayathri in her pursuit. After a couple of close encounters with Chinna, Gayathri understands his soft nature and vows to reform him as a socially acceptable man. Later, love blossoms between them. Even as Chinna tries to make his life straight, a violent feud ensues between him and the local gang. Trying to save Gayathri, Chinna kills the gang leader and is sentenced to life imprisonment. Taking advantage of Chinna’s absence, Gayathri’s parents marry her to the irrigation engineer. As the story ploughs through in the second half, Chinna, characterized by the obsession with “Gayathri”, kills people working against his goal to attain his ladylove. At the end, after much drama, when Chinna almost killed Gayathri’s husband, she shot him in order to save her husband. Chinna asked her if she had feelings for him before this, at least for a second. Just after she shook her head saying yes, he jumped off the building. The movie ends there indicating his death.
Sivaji and his siblings toil hard at young age to eke out a living. V. K. Ramasamy helps them out. Sivaji becomes a drama artist. Usha Nandini, daughter of Nambiar who frequently visits his dramas, becomes an ardent fan of Sivaji. While initiating about an alliance for his sister, he faces a financial crunch. He borrows money from Nambiar against a wedding proposal for his brother, Srikanth with Usha. But his brother refuses at the last minute. Usha loves Sivaji and they both get married against Nambiar’s wishes. This creates an enmity between Nambiar and Sivaji. Nambiar and his partner Ramdas, have a business conflict. Ramdas attempts on Sivaji’s life as he tries to help the employees. Whether Sivaji survives or not is the rest of the movie.
“Blade” Ganesh (Jiiva) is a henchman for a local villain Naaga (Sharath Lohitashwa) and is loyal to him. Vithya (Nayanthara) is the daughter of a local factory owner (Joe Malloori). She falls for Ganesh after he saves her from a kidnapping. Vithya’s father arranges for her to marry another man, but everyone learns about the love affair between Vithya and Ganesh, which creates animosity between Naaga and Vithya’s father. Blade gets caught between supporting Vithya’s father and standing up to Naaga. Blade saves the day by killing Naaga.
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Balu (Vijay) comes to the modern city and stays with his friend who claims he has a job. Actually, he is also unemployed. Both of them are tenants of a girl named Sumithra (Sanghavi). First, Balu and Sumithra get into fights, but then their arguments and fights turn into love. Meanwhile, Sumithra’s cousin Mahesh (Karan) is also in love with her. One day, Balu witnesses a thief stealing a necklace, and when he tries to catch him, the thief inserts the necklace in Balu’s pocket, and Balu is blamed for stealing it. Sumithra starts hating Balu. Taking advantage of this situation, Mahesh creates a rift between them by hiring goons to attack them, and he blames Balu for that too. Balu explains his sad story to her grandmother Paattiamma (Nirmalamma) that he lost his mother during small age and could not endure the torture of his stepmother, so he escaped from home. Paatiamma believes him, but Mahesh takes revenge by setting up wires and making her paralyzed. In the hospital, Sumithra overhears Mahesh and his father (Vinu Chakravarthy) wanting to kill her to steal their colony. Balu pays the medical bills and attempts to commit suicide, but Sumithra saves him. Mahesh, who tried to kill him, is killed in a stampede. The film ends with Balu and Sumithra living happily.
Kozhi Koovuthu is set in a village background with the character Kumaresan (Ashok) playing the lead role. Kumaresan earns his living by selling chicken in his village. Thulasi (Shija Rose) is the daughter of the rich landlord of the village. They meet together once and they fall in love. Now, both of them want to live their lives together, but their societal status is against them. The family members, especially, Thulasi’s uncle (Bose Venkat) are the main source trouble for the lovers. Can Kumaresan and Thulasi join hands together for a happy life despite all the hindrances?