A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Arjun ...
Pugazhendhi
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Thenmozhi
Raghuvaran ...
Aranganathan
Vadivelu ...
Balvesham
Cochin Hanifa ...
CM's PA
Laila ...
'Kalakkal' Shuba
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Thenmozhi's father
Manivannan ...
Chief Secretary
Kalairani ...
Pugazhendhi's mother
'Omakuchchi' Narasimhan ...
Vadivelu's Uncle
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Special Appearance (Song - Shakalaka Baby)
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The State's Chief Minister, after being questioned by a reporter, Pugazhendi, challenges him to accept the position for a day, and see for himself the challenges that face him. Pugazhendi accepts the challenge, and immediately sets about to tour the region, suspend and prosecute corrupt officials, arrest several politicians, including the Chief Minister himself, and makes swift and decisive changes that will go to assist the most vulnerable, much to the chagrin of people in power.. After the day is over, Pugazhendi will find his and his loved ones' lives in danger as the state's machinery, as well as goons, gather together to extract vengeance. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay was also approached for lead role. He also accepted the offer. But few days later he withdrew from the movie due to some unknown reasons See more »

Goofs

When a student tries to board a bus, the bus is crowded at the end and in next second, it seems free from crowd and then the crowd returns. See more »

Quotes

Receptionist: Mr Balveshman, you have a phone call...
Pugazhendi's Friend: Phone eh? Hello?
Boss: Mr Balvesham, I heard that you called our client "Poda Panni" ?
Pugazhendi's Friend: [to Boss] I have one spot in my...
Pugazhendi's Friend: [to Receptionist] What is English for "iduppu"?
Receptionist: Hip
Pugazhendi's Friend: [to Boss] ... hip. Somebody koothing. I am Kathhing.
Boss: What kind of behavior is this? I'll fire you...
Vadivelu's Uncle: [Poke]
Pugazhendi's Friend: Poda Panni!
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Remade as Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) See more »

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Kurukku Chiruththavale
Performed by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Vairamuthu
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A film with a sincere message. Rarity in Indian films.
8 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

The movie has its usual cinematic moments. But, the message comes from the heartfelt anguish. The happenings in the country currently attest to this fact and instead of just pointing out the problems, this attempts to point out some of the solutions as well. Very commendable.


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