IMDb Rating: 5.7/10
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director: Balaji Mohan
Release Date: 21 December 2018
Star Cast: Dhanush, Kreshna, Tovino Thomas
Movie Story: In a parallel storyline, Gangadhar Beeja (Tovino Thomas) is shown to have escaped from jail with the cell walls scrawled with the words “Kill Maari”. He is out for revenge, as his brother (Vincent Asokan), who was a lawyer, promised to get Beeja released from jail. Unfortunately, his brother is killed at the hands of Maari as the former tried to molest Aanandi’s elder sister. This is also the reason why Aanandi loves Maari.
The new collector, Vijaya Chamundeshwari IAS (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar), comes out to restore order and stop all gang violence. Maari goes into hiding with Aanandi, whose legs are paralyzed. Eight years pass, and Beeja and Kaalai have grown to become rich dons. But when Kaalai has clear chance to become the MLA candidate of ruling party, Beeja usurps that chance by threatening Kaalai and his Family. Vijaya , now the Deputy-Home secretary, in an effort to find Maari, posts his picture along with Aanandi’s on newspapers. Maari sees this and meets Vijaya, requesting her to remove the photos. Maari then reveals that he was living in Tenkasi with an elderly couple. Aanandi got pregnant, and a healthy baby boy was born. However, due to complications by the paralysis, Aanandi dies minutes after childbirth. Maari then raises the boy, called Kaali (Master Raghavan) with help from the old couple and Sani. Kaali is shown to have inherited his father’s behavior and keeps picking fights in school. Maari then requests Vijaya to stop coming after him (as a request) and says that he changed his ways. When Kaali sees some students in the older grade teasing a teacher, he complains to the principal. In retribution, the boys chase him and try to teach him a lesson, only to get beaten black and blue by Kaali. The area member of council (Stalin), one of the boys’ father, calls Kaali to hit him , but Maari goes and begs for forgiveness.