For astrological reasons, a superstitious father thinks his son Rudran was born under an evil star and therefore abandoned him in Kasi when he was still a child. Years later, repenting his act he goes with his daughter in search of him. He finds him there but is shocked to learn that he has become an Aghori: an ascetic who spends his life close to death —which is why people fear him and his kind. And he will need all these qualities (bordering on curses) when he comes face-to-face with Thandavan, the ruthless ruler of a band of handicapped beggars.
Born in Chinnamanur, India, in 1966. He is a filmmaker, screenwriter and producer working in Tamil cinema. In 1999 he made his feature debut with ‘Sethu’, and later he directed ‘Nandha’ (2001) and ‘Son of Ancestors’ (2003). For his fourth feature film, ‘I Am God’ (2009), he received the Golden Lotus Award to the Best Director at the National Film Awards. His filmography also includes ‘Avan Ivan’ (2011), the period drama ‘Vagabond’ (2013), ‘Tharai Thappattai’ (2016), ‘Naachiyaar’ (2018) and ‘Varma’ (2020).