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Directed by Suresh Krissna
Produced by R. M. Veerappan
Distributed by Sathya Movies
Release date 12 January 1995
Running time 144 minutes
Manikam is an auto driver who lives with his mother Vijayalakshmi, brother Shiva, and sisters Geetha and Kavitha. Manikam is innocent and kindhearted who goes to any extent for the well being of his family members.
Manikam gets his sister married in a good family. Shiva manages to become a sub-inspector of police. On seeing Manikam’s photo, DIG Dinakar who interviewed Shiva wants to meet Manikam. Manikam hesitatingly comes to meet Dinakar in his office. Dinakar is reminded of a don on seeing Manikam. Geetha gets admission in a medical college but the college chairman hesitates to give seat because she is poor and asks her to have affair with him in order to secure her seat. Manikam interferes and discloses that his name is “Baasha”, hearing which the chairman is scared and gives him a seat.
Meanwhile, Priya, the only daughter of a rich businessman Kesavan travels in Manikam’s auto frequently and develops a liking towards him seeing his good character. Priya discovers that her father is a smuggler and decides to maintain a distance with him. Priya proposes her love to Manikam but Manikam does not accept at first as he knows that she is the daughter of Kesavan (with whom Manikam has some issues). But later accepts her love.