Director Shankar is well known among the Telugu audiences with his films like Oke Okkadu, Bharateeyudu and very recently Aparichitudu. Though in recent times, he stopped directing movies and turned producer by encouraging talented directors, he has come with a decent subject with South Indian superstar Rajinikanth as hero.
Generally audiences expect social message from Shankar's film and Sivaji is no exception. It has a social message that India is not a poor country and it is a few capitalists who are making the country bankrupt by not paying tax properly and at the same time, amassing huge wealth in the form of black money.
Had that money been used for public purpose, thousands of students could get free education and thousands of poor people could get good medication and hospital services. Shankar has prepared a good solution in this aspect and that is Sivaji.
Sivaji (Rajni) is the son of an ordinary middle class and Innocent parents (Manivannan and Vadivukkarasi). He also has a very helpful uncle (Vivek). He strives hard and becomes a software pro and goes abroad and returns after earning over Rs.250 crores.
On his return, Sivaji finds that India is still lagging behind in many aspects and the evil of begging still continues. In order to serve his country, he decides to spend his entire earnings by setting up a university and a good hospital through Shivaji Foundation.