Here’s the story of Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam!

Music director A R Rahman today released the trailer of director Mani Ratnam’s much-awaited multi-starrer, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.

While the Tamil version is called Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, the Telugu version is called Nawab.

If one is to go by what is shown in the trailer, Senapathi(Prakash Raj) is a big shot in society. He is a businessman, a real-estate tycoon, a kingmaker, a mafia don and a Robin Hood. Senapathi has three sons, the eldest of whom is Varadan (Arvind Swamy). Varadan believes he is the one who will succeed his father and take over the empire he has built after his death. Varadan believes his brothers won’t get into the family business because they are both educated, unlike him.

The second son Thyagu (Arun Vijay) has two sides to him. One is a loving, caring side which is visible to many. However, there is another side to him that not many know of. He secretly nurtures a desire to succeed his dad. The third son is Ethi(Simbu), who feels he is the neglected son in the family. He too wants to become a king and rule with a 100 friends. The fourth important character in the film is Rasool, a cop who has been chucked out by the police force. He joins the brothers in the hope that one day he will get the chance to occupy Varadan’s chair. The succession battle that ensues is what the film is all about.