Set in the lives of people living in the early 70s and 80s, 'Aakali Rajyam' sets the perfect example of downtroddens who are ill-treated and left to die without basic amenities.
The story is written very well, with great dialogues and very serious acting, making sure a message is delivered while making people conscious of their rights.
Kamal Haasan, a poor man who lives in the village, travels all the way to Delhi to look out for a job. But he realises that the world is filled with evil, where no one can earn their basics without brides, recommendations or influences.
His idol, Mahakavi Sri Sri, tells him that he should fight for his rights and work for the betterment of the country. He starts criticizing the goverment for not giving jobs to the public to earn their basic needs.
He and one of his friends, live in a small hut trying to meet ends everyday. There are times when they go without food for days and also wear torn clothes.
Kamal's neighbour Sridevi, comes across him now and then, knowing that he is trying hard to sustain in a crowded world. As time passes by, they both fall in love with each other.
But as things move on, misunderstandings arise between them. What happens next is what forms the crux of the film.
A young Sridevi and Kamal Haasan, their preformance sure brings out too many good moments to cherish.
The movie is executed very well, with the music hittng in at the right time.
Overall, the movie is a great experience if you are up for a serious drama.