The movie starts off showcasing the Kota Pattanam and Kalingapuram dynasties. While Kota Pattanam is headed by Ugra Simha(Nasser), the Kalingapuram dynasty is ruled by Raja Mahendrudu(Jackie Shroff).Kalinagapuram has a powerful army chief in Rana(Rajnikanth). The dynasty wins all the wars in his leadership, and one fine day time comes when both Kalingapuram and Kota Pattinam face head to head. When the actual time of war reckons, Rana secretly joins hands with Kota Pattanam dynasty and sends backs the Kalingapurm army.Hugely Upset with this, Rana is sacked from his post in Kalingapuram. When all this going on, Rana also decides to kill the king of Kota Pattanam whom he had just made friends.Why does Rana trying to kill Ugra Simha ? Why did he cheat his own Kalingapuram dynasty ? Where does Vikramasimha feature in all this set up? For all the answers, you need to watch the film on big screen.