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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Pugazhendhi
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Thenmozhi
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Aranganathan
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Balvesham
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CM's PA
Laila ...
'Kalakkal' Shuba
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Thenmozhi's father
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Chief Secretary
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Pugazhendhi's mother
'Omakuchchi' Narasimhan ...
Vadivelu's Uncle
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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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Rajinikanth was approached for the role of Pugazhendhi but turned it down. See more »

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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 »

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Aranganathan: [dying] That was a good interview!
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Performed by Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamurthy
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An awesome movie
20 August 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie is an excellent movie , one of the best dynamic movies of Shankar. It is the movie which clearly explains how politics should be and what sort of people should come to politics. The way in which Arjun traps raguvaran in the movie will take u to the real thrill. The steps that he takes after getting into the post as a single day CM(which is an entirely new concept.. hats off to Shankar) are really great and makes us think how good it will be if its the reality. Though, Manisha koirala will not play an important role in the movie, her role will be important in songs. Vadivelu's acting and comedy with 'Poda Panni' will make everyone laugh. In total, one of the best movies credited for Direction Skills!!


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