Indian Army Major Surya/Vishwanath B. Gangadhar returns home to Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, and is drawn into conflict with his father, Education Minister, Bal, and two civil servant brothers-in-laws when he sees them openly accepting bribes. When his sister, Meena, wants to marry Karthik, Bal opposes this, has Karthik killed and forces his daughter to marry Vikram, a corrupt Assistant Commissioner of Police. When Surya attempts to prevent this, he is arrested and held in a cell for 4 days. Surya then dramatically meets with Priya and both fall in love with each other. Unable to combat corruption from outside, he decides to resign from the army and stand for election, but no political party will accept him. He then sets out to contest the state elections as an independent - a move that will pit him against his father and other politicians who will leave no stone unturned to do away with him once and for all.