The people who had migrated from Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu live in Dharavi slum in Mumbai. The Union Minister Haridev Abhayankar alias Hari Dada (Nana Patekar), previously a gangster, tries to evict people and seize the land of Dharavi. He comes up with a plan of promising furnished homes to people through a Government scheme with the help of Vishnu Bhai (Sampath Raj). But Karikaalan alias Kaala (Rajinikanth), the leader of Dharavi, stands in his way to protect the area. Zareena, ex-girlfriend of Kaala, returns from Africa as the head of an NGO to improve the living standards in Dharavi. Hari Dada's failed attempts to kill Kaala in order to take control over the area leads to the death of Kaala's wife (Easwari Rao) and elder son Selvam (Dileepan). Kaala encourages people of Dharavi to protest in spite of Hari Dada constantly creating problems for them.
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Land belonged to someone else before us, and it will belong to someone else after we're gone. You can't take even the dirt on your grave with you. So why act in such a way?
What you have said, I know very well. But even if all I can get is the dirt on my grave, I will be very happy. Is there a problem?
There is a problem! To me, land is life. To you, land is only power!
And power is my life.
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Referenced in Varathan
Dharti Pe Haq Hai
Written by: Rakesh Kumar Tripathi
Performed by: Ananthu
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