A man seeks the help of a mimicry artist to take revenge on a politician who has wronged him.
Madhava Menon, a corrupt politician, destroys the family of Johnson as he was in love with his daughter. With the help of a mimicry artist, Johnson takes revenge on Madhava Menon.
Movie : Chanakyan
Year : 1989
Banner : Navodaya Studio
Cast : Kamal Haasan, Urmila Matondkar, Jayaram, Madhu, Thilakan, Sithara, Sabitha Anand
Music : Mohan Sithara
Screenplay : John Edathattil
Story-Direction : T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Producer : Navodaya Appachan
Genre : Thriller Action Drama
Release Date : 1 September 1989
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The film opens with a high tech person named Johnson (Kamal Hasan) attempting to kill Chief Minister Madhava Menon (Thilakan) using a radio-operated toy car planted with a bomb, but due to unforeseen circumstances, he fails. Later, Johnson happens to watch a Mimicry show of an artist named Jayaram (Jayaram) imitating several celebrity voices. Johnson convinces Jayaram himself as a government employee and makes him to mimic the voice of Madhava Menon reading out false promises through TV and radio to the public and the image of Madhava Menon gets affected in public.
Madhava Menon appoints his friend, DIG, K. Gopalakrishna Pillai (Madhu) to investigate this case and he finds out the foul play.
The flashback shows Johnson falling in love with the daughter of Madhava Menon, then a local politician and he does not like the relationship, so he destroys Johnson's family (which included his parents and four sisters), but Johnson survives. Now Johnson wants to take revenge on the politician. Johnson takes the help of mimicry artist Jayaram for this. At first, Jayaram does not know Johnson's intentions, but when he knows the real reason behind it, he supports Johnson. They humiliate and assassinate the character of the Chief minister and the public is now against the Chief minister.
In the thrilling and sparking climax, Johnson forces Madhava Menon to shoot him and Johnson dies, thus making the politician a murderer and destroying his political future.