The story is about the
sufferings of a young doctor, Govardhan (Mohanlal), who is
wrongly accused of being an extremist freedom fighter and is
then jailed in a cellular jail at Port Blair, Andaman and
Nicobar Islands by the British. The film also show the
cruelties inflicted by British officials on British India.
Annu Kapoor plays the role of Veer Savarkar who's
incarcerated there and tries his best to keep the spirit of
the prisoners going through unbelievable torture. Tabu plays
Mohanlal's lover who keeps waiting forever for him to come
The film won three National Film Awards including the awards
for Best Art Direction -Sabu Cyril, Best Special Effects -
S. T. Venky and Best Cinematography -Santosh Sivan.