The action is set in
a part of North Madras where two rival political factions vie for
supremacy. A lot of blood is shed and a wall, which is a prime tool for
politicking, is the bone of contention and a matter of big pride for the
people involved. Ranjith has surrounded this core with many equally
important characters - Kaali, Anbu, Maari, Kannan, Johnny, Kalaiarasi,
Mary, the Blue Boys, the parents and more.
The film encompasses elements like politics, drama, friendship,
romance, betrayal, revenge and pride, and is a gripping affair all the
way, with just a few minor breathers in the second half when the fare
becomes predictable. The first half sets the benchmark pretty high with
the tense, action-packed pre-interval segment being among the best this
year. Editor Praveen deserves credit for making the first half as taut
as it is.