Siva is a new student in the community college. He is welcomed by a group of collegians, including the lovely Asha, to whom Shiva is instantly attracted. Shiva notices that there is violence within the college, perpetrated by people who are not even students. When he decides to find out their motives, he is met with violence, and threats. Now Shiva must decide to stand up for his college, or just carry on studying, finish college, and move on and get to on job.
Shiva is disgusted by the corruption in and around his new college, and along with his friends, he decides to take a stand against the status quo, in director Ram Gopal Varma's remake of his blockbuster 1989 Telugu movie of the same name.
Durga is in love with Anith; he is all set to marry her and settle down in life. But things change when his brother Mohanakrishna is killed by a rival gang supported by Gurunarayana, the local MLA. Durga wants to settle the scores with the rival gand and in turn becomes a gangster. But Anitha does not approve of his ways and leaves him to marry a cop. Their paths cross again when the cop is posted to the same city where Durga is a leading gangster.
A village is split into two because of rivalry between two families. Years later, a young man returns from America and tries to reconcile the differences between the two village heads who were, once upon a time, close friends.