Adhipati is a action oriented movie in which, Yogi (Mohan Babu) is the son of a High Court judge (Vijay Kumar). A politician (Narra) falsely implicates yogi, who got first rank in Civil services examinations, in a murder case.
The judge father gives the judgment for son by jailing Yogi for six years. By the time Yogi is released, the politician dies of a natural heart attack. Dharma Rao (Mukesh Rushi), son of that politician, is also a villain.
When Dharma Rao visits the shores of Godari River to leave the ashes, Yogi foils the rites by resisting. Then Dharma Rao challenges Yogi that he is going to mix the ashes of his politician father in Godari before Yogi mixes the ashes of his Judge father (who is alive).
The rest of the film is about how Jagan (Nagarjuna), who his childhood friend helps him to take revange.