Long after he had become a star of mass appeal, this film showed everyone what Rajni was capable of in terms of acting. It also offered the directors a glimpse of the kind of cinema that he aspired to do. It was what we would call parallel cinema these days.
Playing an industrialist with a take-life-as-it-comes attitude, Rajni all the cool
dialogues loaded with popular references to bowl over the younger generation. Co-staring Kamal and Sripriya, the movie also made a round of the festival circuit and won critical acclaim.
This was the movie where Rajni, who was long ignored by the intelligentsia as a 'commercial star,' proved that he could act.