The film is about Bhadrachalam (Srihari), hailing from a remote
village, who wins in an international boxing championship.
Bhadrachalam, youngest of three brothers, is constantly heckled
by his sisters-in-law for his voracious appetite. In a typical
village sport, of running with a paddy bag on the back, the
hero wins. However, it is a pity to watch the bags oscillating
on the backs of the contestants as they run (the bags are
obviously packed with light material).
Mahalakshmi (Sindu) arrives at the village to sell some property
to raise money for her father Parasuram's (Vijaychander) heart
surgery. Parasuram, a guru in martial arts, runs a coaching
centre in 'Taekwondo'. Suraj (Gazan Khan), his prime disciple,
proves ungrateful after he wins an international championship
and even manhandles the old man.
Parasuram, who is in search of another young man, finds in
Bhadrachalam a loyal and hardworking disciple. Though the
hero hesitates to move out of the village initially, he does
so with the (financial and moral) help of his niece and other
The second part of the film is devoted to the championship.
In between, there are scenes showing Bhadrachalam going into
bad company of Achibabu and Buchibabu (Kota Srinivasa Rao)
who try to exploit the innocence and muscle power of Bhadrachalm,
for extortion. Later, he keeps them at bay. A well-trained
Bhadrachalam is sent to Thailand for the competition. Suraj
does not like the idea at first but later befriends Bhadrachalam,
when the country's honor is at stake.
It is Srihari all the way. The subtle relationship between
Bhadrachalam and Mahalakshmi carries some element of a dignified
romance. A rich girl named Latha (Roopa) also vies with Mahalakshmi
for Bhadrachalam. Latha not only sponsors his visit to Thailand,
but also accompanies him with a desire to capture his heart.
Srihari performs well, with his usual ease. Fight master Vijay
contributes well to the action scenes. Vijaychander as his
guru and Sindu as his lover do well in their respective roles.
Roopa, in her brief role, looks mischievous.
Gazan Khan plays a perfect rival to Bhadrachalm. Songs are
of secondary importance in this kind of subject. Vandemataram,
however, provides good background music.