Before Indian Independence, many Tamils from South India were sent to Malaysia as indentured laborers. Kabali, the protagonist, fights this oppression. After a lengthy imprisonment, he is more determined than ever to fight for his people.
This film is about two prisoners who make a master plan to escape the prison. They escape the prison on Vaisakhi and in few hours of they see the Vaisakhi list made by the government in which they were to be pardoned by the Jail minister.