Arjun plays a T.V. news reporter (well, actually a cameraman,
but he's promoted to head reporter, as if the jobs are related somehow), who
interviews the Chief Minister (Raguvaran). He asks too many tough questions, and
the Chief Minister, sickened, yells out, "I have a tough job! You try being CM
for a day!"
And so Arjun does become CM for a day, and apparently he is a good one, even
though all he does is dismiss everybody and at the end, arrest the original
He falls in love with Manisha Koirala, a village girl, whose father is played by
Vijayakumar. But Vijayakumar wants a mappillai with a government job (and
apparently, being CM -- the ultimate government job -- doesn't count). So he
says to Arjun, "You leave politics or you forget my daughter."
To make a long story short, Arjun is eventually forced into politics (after a
rousing speech by Manivannan) and loses a lot. He loses his parents. He loses
his lover. He loses the supposed essence of who he is. To eventually deal with
Raguvaran's character, he has to lose his ethics.