Sei (Eng: Do!) is a 2018 Indian Tamil action thriller film directed by Raj Babu. Sei features Nakul and Aanchal Munjal in the lead roles, while Nassar, Prakash Raj and Nithin Pillay play supporting roles. Sei is released on 23 November 2018 and has received negative reviews.
A fire starts at a recently renovated mental asylum, which was inaugurated by Health Minister Rajarathinam (Thalaivasal Vijay) to improve mental healthcare, burning 38 patients to their deaths. The investigations of a crime reporter named Deepak (Askar Ali) reveal that the fire was started by an organ trafficking mafia to cover up the fact that they had harvested the organs of the mentally handicapped patients, and he relays this information to Rajarathinam and his assistant Janaki (Anjali Rao). However, Rajarathinam and Deepak are killed by mafia members before they can reveal the heinous crimes and the institutional corruption that led to the mafia developing.
Meanwhile, Saravedi Saravanan (Nakul) is a failing actor who has to cheat women he pretends to fall in love with and cheat business owners in fake “sponsorship deals” to earn enough money to get by. He spends his time drinking and hanging out with his friends. Neena (Aanchal Munjal) is an aspiring screenwriter who is looking for a good script to write to get accepted by her film producer (Manobala). Neena and her friends hear about Saravanan, and when they follow him, they begin to see his misdeeds. Neena, however, finds Saravanan an interesting character, and feels that if she can change his behavior, that story would produce an interesting script that her producer would accept. She calls Saravanan, who is smitten by her despite only hearing her voice, and persuades him to try and get a real job.
When Saravanan’s father has a heart attack and is unable to provide for the family, he realizes that he can drive his father’s ambulance and thus earn money legitimately. He is asked to drive a mourning family, led by an old man (Nassar), and the dead body of what appears to be a family relative. However, it is revealed that the family is fake and that the mafia has actually paid the old man to dispose of the dead body in the forests, which turns out to be Deepak’s. Saravanan manages to escape from the criminals with Deepak’s body and the ambulance.
Neena, meanwhile, notices that two women at a shopping mall having fun were the same two women who had been “mourning” at the mortuary when she had followed Saravanan earlier. She realizes that something is wrong and makes contact with Saravanan. The latter meanwhile has picked up a call from Deepak’s cell phone – which also contains all the evidence regarding the mafia and its leader – from Janaki, who is also being chased by mafia members intent on killing her.
Connecting the dots, Neena and her friends rush to Janaki’s aid and manage to save her and escort her somewhere safe. Janaki is grief-stricken to learn of Deepak’s death via Saravanan calling them, and takes Neena and her friends to see Rajarathinam’s wife (Meera Krishnan). All this time, Saravanan is evading the corrupt police and mafia members chasing him and his ambulance. Rajarathinam’s wife informs them that she knows one honest, strong police officer who will help them: Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Suryanarayana (Prakash Raj).
Meanwhile, Saravanan ditches the ambulance and carries Deepak’s body and cell phone. Stopping at a mosque, he gets a phone call from his father encouraging him that if he is doing something good, then he should do it without being scared of anyone or anything, even death. Praying at the mosque, he gets on a truck and departs with the body to where Suryanarayana is guiding him. Arriving at the location, he is ambushed by mafia members who had been tracking him. He fights them off defiantly but is saved in the nick of time by Suryanarayana and his police officers. Suryanarayana instructs Martin, a news reporter, to immediately transmit live the video evidence on Deepak’s cell phone, which shows the truth that Rajarathinam’s assistant Shiva (Nithin Pillay) is actually the mastermind behind the whole trafficking organisation. Shiva arrives and attempts to fight Suryanarayana but is stopped by Saravanan and is eventually shot dead by Suryanarayana.
With the evidence out and Shiva dead, the organ trafficking mafia is dismantled. Suryanarayana, giving a press interview, explains how many Indians are in dire need of organs but only so few donate, and he encourages people to care for one another and sign up to be legal organ donors. He ends the interview stating that the hero in this whole story of bringing down the mafia was not the police or government, but an ordinary citizen, who he leaves unnamed, showing the strength of the people if they decide to stand up to the injustices in society. Saravanan smiles at the interview that he is watching on TV with his friends, drinking tea.
Directed by Raj Babu
Produced by Mannu & Umesh
Written by Rajesh K Raman, Vignesh Raghavan (dialogues)
Starring Nakul, Aanchal Munjal, Nassar, Prakash Raj
Music by NyX Lopez
Cinematography Vijay Ulaganath
Edited by Gopi Krishna
Production Trippy Turtle Productions
Release date 23 November 2018
Running time 126 minutes