The film is promised to be a slick action thriller; a cop story with no
violence. Director Rajasekhar says that in Tamil films if it is a cop story, it
is a confrontation between the hero police officer and the villain politician
and importance is given to action. "Sathyam" is no different except that there
are no scenes of violence in it.
Vishal, born in a middle class family, becomes an assistant commissioner of
police. Even after becoming a cop, he continues to do household chores including
washing clothes and going to market to buy fruits and vegetables. His friends
are the children living in his apartment building. Pairing with Vishal is
Nayanthara, who plays a TV reporter. The film has Upendra, the Kannada
superstar, playing a mercenary killer with an international network. Kota
Srinivasa Rao dons the role of a politician.
Rajasekhar, a one-time associate of director Suresh Krissna, says Vishal is a
no-nonsense angry young cop who has his own ideals and he fights to uphold them.
What is special about the film is the absence of violence which is usually
central to any action thriller. "Sathyam" is Vishal's "stylish" film made for
whole families, Rajasekhar stresses.