The story begins and ends with a scene in the 12th century and the reign of the second Kulothunga Chola. Kamal plays the first of his ten characters, a staunch Vaishnavite priest apposing the removal of the statue of Vishnu from a Vishnu temple that the King wishes to make repair works to.
Eventually as punishment for his opposition the priest is tied to the statue of Vishnu and cast into the sea. After this the story continues with Kamal Haasan donning his other nine roles, a Sikh by the name of Avtar Singh, a policmen, a scientist, a robber, a chinese man, George W Bush, a philosopher, an old lady and one unknown role.
The plot involves time-travel for the sake of stopping a recent natural disaster which is believed to be the tsunami.
Studio: Oscar Films
Producer(s): Oscar V. Ravichandran
Screenplay: Sujatha and Crazy Mohan
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