The villagers of Suriyakudi are resigned to eke out a living by robbing travelers passing by their village. When the grandson of the village bigwig is born, the villagers hope he will be the saviour of Suriyakudi village and name him after the presiding deity Ayyanar. As an young boy Ayyanar gets his cousin Sivanandi thrown in prison for killing his father for money. Vijayakanth plays the grown up Ayyanar. He fights for the village's improvement,while being pursued by his uncle's daughter. Meanwhile Sivanandi is also back from prison and killing Ayyanar is his only goal. The rest of the story line is all about how Vijayakanth turns as the Village's Saviour in fighting the villains and reforms the village.