Makkal Padai movie is based on terrorism. Renowned German American revolutionary Carl Schwarz once said “My country- when right -keep it right, when wrong -set it right”. It forms the core responsibility of every citizen to ensure that if anything goes wrong in his country, put his best foot forward to set it right. The principles which hold a lot of importance in the contemporary world forms the main thread of Team Work Cinema’s “Makkal Padai”.
Intelligence reports have warned of major strike on Chennai on the 26th of Jan- a strike of unprecedented propositions. With just 9 days to go, Five young men from different wakes of life come together under the guidance of retired RAW Officer Nambiar to discharge their responsibility to the nation. Since they are ordinary civilians they are able to patrol different runs of the social ladder gather information that may save their country from destruction- mental and material. The story starts to unfold from the moment the suspicions of one of the Five - AutoDriver Dinesh is aroused by one of his passengers Jahangir. How the fearless young men follow the scarcely available lead, in a roller coaster ride, to save the country forms the rest of the plot.