Nagaraju (NTR) is a law student and the son of a bantroth (Raghuvaran) - the
white dressed man who stands besides judge. Bantroth's ambition in life is to
see his son Naaga as a truthful and noble lawyer serving the society. In that
process, he spends lot of money on Naaga though he could not financially afford
such a costly education.
Chandra Sekhara Naidu (Nazar) is the CM of the state. The Home Minister (Rajan
P Dev) is looking for an opportunity to destabilize CM. The HM has an
illegitimate affair with a wonton woman under the guise of social worker called
Mandaram (Shakeela). Mandaram has insatiable thirst for the power. She
pressurizes HM to make her an MLA when an assembly position falls vacant. When
CM refuses to give ticket to Mandaram, the HM join hands with an opposition
leader Potti Kasaiah (Paruchuri Gopala Krishna) and launches Mandaram as an
independent candidate. In one of such political rally campaigns, the goons
happen to enter the house of Naaga due to some petty quarrel. In the process,
they bruise Naaga's father and sister. In a fist of anger, Naaga beats those
guys black and blue. Those guys file a case on Naaga for injuring them.
Naaga impresses one and all in the court by saying how the political campaigns
and street rallies are affecting the privacy and comfort of common citizens. He
also suggests that the politicians should use electronic media for campaign
instead of wasting money by trying to influence voters with unfair means. His
argument becomes the talk of the town and the headlines in various newspapers.
The CM also gets impressed with Naaga. All the students unions in AP join hands
with Naaga to establish youth student organizations under one roof in the
leadership of Naaga.
Naaga campaigns for the ruling party candidate and contributes his part in the
victory. An impressed CM appoints Naaga as the youth leader for his ruling
party. The opposition party uses the current draught situation in the state as
the weapon to destabilize government. As a reply to this, CM starts
fast-unto-death for Central Government's intervention in this water issue. Due
to some miscommunication, Naaga starts creating law and order problem to make
sure that CM stops his fast-unto-death and rule the state again. Father of
Naaga dies in the process.
AM Ratnam, who always preferred hero to be the part of the story has taken U
turn and made this film by making the story a part of the hero. In an attempt
to create a subject that caters to the masses, he gave too much preference to
the unwanted violence and excessive stunts. There by he had nothing offer to
the female audiences except for few sentimental scenes that have the scent of
Tamil. A hero can only be as powerful as villain. If the hero is a mass hero,
the director needs to create an equally powerful and dreadsome villain. If the
hero is a strategic hero, the director needs to create such scenes where the
tacit tactics of hero gets elevated (like those in Shankar films like
Gentleman, Bharateeyudu and Oke Okkadu). By having a villain who looks
absolutely weak and projecting a hero who is unbelievably heroic, the director
could not balance the good and evil equation in the film. The first half of
this film is decent and sensible to certain extent. But the story in second
half meanders aimlessly and bores you to certain extent. The main asset of the
film is NTR and one may watch this film once for NTR.