|Tamil Movie Periyar (2007)|
The film starts off with Ramaswamy Naicker(Satyaraj) as a young man who responds to injustices happening around him in his own way - sometimes mischievously and sometimes seriously. When one of his acts results in his father, a Municipal Councilor, being insulted, Ramaswamy is kicked out of the house.
He goes on a pilgrimage to Kasi but is further disillusioned by what goes on under the name of religion and after returning home, takes over the family business and eventually goes on to become the Municipal Chairman of Erode.
He is convinced to join the Congress party by Acharya Vinoba Bhave and Rajaji, who believe that his presence will help dispel the party's image of being only for the upper castes. But when he realizes that his priorities are different from the party's, he quits and becomes a social reformer who wants everybody to develop self-respect.