Naalai Namathey is another attempt of ace Malayalam director Vinayan in Tamil. Vinayan has taken this title from a blockbuster movie by MGR according to the current trend.
The beginning of the story seems very interesting, but soon it loses its tempo with many songs and boring twists.
Udayappa (Ashish Vidhyarthi), one of the leading industrialists of the country announces that he is going to donate Rs 1800 crores for the betterment of the poor.
He also identifies two platform dwellers as the in charge for distributing the entire money to the needy people. The two in question happen to be Mani (Manivannan) and Ramu (Pradeep), both inmates of Nellikuppam, a slum in the City.
Shanthi, a young girl in the slum under Manivannan's care is studying in a schoo. She is targeted by a rich guy Sa Raju (Sarvanand), who is none other than the only son of a Minister. Their initial bitterness gradually culminates in a love affair.