Ace conman Gandhi effortlessly thinks up schemes to swindle gullible and greedy folks. However on a rare occasion, things don't go according to plan and he ends up in the clutches of a ruthless gang who demand schemes from him for money.
Poor Ashok loves Nirmala, daughter of industrialist Vishwanathan who is determined to get his daughters married off to a rich groom. Ashok seeks his affluent friend Vasu's help, who disguises as Ashok's father.
Entrusted with the task of chairing an inquiry commission involving an influential politician, alcoholic Vishwanath must attempt to deal with issues that he has with in personal life. ... See full summary »
Easily one of K Balachander's best films, if not his best, this is a powerful film essentially on the scarcity of water (which continues to date in Tamil Nadu), but also touches upon corruption, Governmental neglect and high-handedness, and how the bureaucracy is taking the people for a ride. Still relevant, making it a must-see.
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