Sakthi (played by Sandeep) is the only son of Sharath Babu and Bhanupriya.
Having tired of urban living, the elderly couple takes up residence in a village
along with their son. Viswanathan (Madhu) is the head of the village. He is
highly respected for his fairness and for his love and compassion for the poor.
His granddaughter (played by Roopa) is a village belle. She catches Sakthi's
attention as she flits around the village like a butterfly. The two are drawn
towards each other and eventually fall in love. Their affair has the tacit
blessings of Viswanathan. But it is not going to be a bed of roses for the two
as trouble brews up in the person of Sakthi's ex-flame, city-bred glamour girl
played by Shubha Punja.
Naren Daivanayakam who caught the attention of movie goers with the film
Manathai Thirudi Vittal introduces Malayalam thespian Madhu to the Tamil screen
in his new directorial venture Oru Ponnu, Oru Payyan, which also has Malayalam
actress Roopa making her first appearance in Tamil. Madhu has a very powerful
role in the film as Viswanathan, the village headman. The film also sees the
debut of Sandeep who plays the role of Sakthi. Apart from directing the film,
Naren Daivanayakam also provides the story, script and dialogues.