Franklin Jacob's directorial revolves around a PhD student, Devakumar (Hari Krishnan), who is studying sociology in Madras University when he gets mangled in suspicious things while conducting searches for his research purposes. With a casteist deputy commissioner manipulating matters and proceedings to defend himself against allegations, Devakumar gets arrested. As Thangaraj intervenes, what happens thereafter with Devakumar forms the crux of the narrative. Franklin attempts to get to the bottom of police atrocities and the violence of being trapped in the system. Samuthirakani, who essays Thangaraj, and is at the heart of this film, had won a National Award for Best Supporting actor for Vetrimaaran's Visaranai. Pa Ranjith, the man behind last year's stupendous Sarpatte Parambarai, serves as one of the multiple producers on the film.