Vijay lives a poor lifestyle in India along with his widowed mom and brother, Raja. When their mom become seriously ill, they do not have money to pay for her medicines, Raja steals some money much to the chagrin of Vijay, who beats him and asks him to leave, but he is unable to save his mother. He decides to return the stolen money but finds the recipient, also named Vijay, has killed himself, leaving behind his near-destitute mother and a sister, Shalu. When told about her son’s passing, the mother has a seizure and is hospitalized. When she recovers Vijay decides to not tell her about her son’s passing and becomes her son instead. He joins the army and becomes a Commando.