Pugazh (Adharvaa) is an athlete who lives in Thanjavur. He is a hurdles race champion and has won many awards – even beating the national record in a local sports meet. He and his fellow athlete friends get intensive training from his coach (Naren), Devaraj to participate in an important sports meet in Kolkata, the winners of which will qualify for the next major national sports event. A flashback reveals that Pugazh has haemophilia which prevents his blood from clotting following any injury. If he gets even a small scratch, he might bleed to death. His father (Jayaprakash) is a constable at the local police station who is very protective of him, has high hopes that his son will advance well in life and make a name for himself as an athlete.