- Status Released
- Release date 06 May 2022
- Running time 2h 16m
- Genres Action, Crime, Drama
Ponni is a hardworking police constable without any real higher aspirations in life. All she wants is to ensure that her daughter Dhanam is raised well and receives a good education. Ponni's husband Maari, a mill worker, aspires to break free from the rampant caste-issues and poverty in their village by getting involved in local elections. This leads to a minor conflict with one of the mill owner's relatives, Anbu, after which he is fired from the mill. When he returns the next day to apologize and get his job back, the mill owner Perumal and his relatives, driven by their senseless casteism and misogyny, humiliate him by making degroratory remarks about Ponni.
In retaliation, Maari attacks and humiliates them in return. Overcome with shame after being retaliated by a lower-caste person, whom they consider an inferior specimen, Perumal and his relatives burn down Ponni's house while her husband and daughter are sleeping inside. Ponni herself is assaulted by them after her superior officer Deva leads her to them on false pretenses. However, Ponni is left alive since she is a policewoman and her death might lead them to legal trouble for them. When Ponni seeks justice for Maari and Dhanam’s deaths, the culprits use their influence and receives a minor sentence and leave for hiding in order to escape. A traumatized Ponni teams up with her half-brother Sangayya to seek vengeance against the upper-caste landlords.
Ponni was not on good terms with Sangayya due to a past conflict between their respective mothers and grew apart from each other. Sangayya empathizes with Ponni due to a similar incident in his own past and how he formed a close bonding with Dhanam. The duo manage to hunt down and kill the culprits. One of them is killed by his own younger brother Giri due to an inheritance dispute (Giri was also in charge of helping the group hide out in different areas). Giri's blind son, Sudalai (who the duo knew beforehand and was Dhanam's close friend) survived and is taken by Sangayya, despite Ponni's adamant insistence that Sudalai had also assaulted her on that fateful night.
The duo manage to find and finish off Perumal and Deva. Sangayya is seriously wounded after singlehandedly holding off several of Perumal's men. Upon his insistence, Ponni leaves him in the van in order to bring Sudalai, whom she had instructed to hide nearby. The reinforcements led by Giri arrive and chases after the van, which Sangayya had anticipated. Sangayya sacrifices himself by blowing up the van after lighting up several gas cylinders which he had stowed inside, killing the reinforcements and leaving Ponni devastated. After taking some time to recover herself, Ponni leaves with Sudalai, where it is revealed that Sudalai was not involved in the assault and was innocent.
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