Raththam begins with the murder of the editor of a media house.
He is killed by a fanatic for an article he published against his idol.
The story then shifts to Kolkata where Vijay Antony is bringing up his daughter as a single father.
After sending her off to school, he drowns himself in alcohol because of losing his wife.
One day, Nizhalgal Ravi, turns up at Vijay Antony’s home and asks him to return to his work as an investigative journalist.
He hesitates at first but eventually comes to Chennai with his daughter.
When he takes up the case of the editor’s murder, he discovers that the crimes are motivated by hate for one another.
Who is the mastermind behind the hate crime and who are the real victims forms the rest of the story.
Director C S Amudhan ensures that he has done a proper amount of homework for his film, by delivering a lot of sequences which are quite new for the audiences.
Apart from constantly throwing up some sort of small surprises throughout the film, it also manages to do a great level of social commentary.
Vijay Antony, with his subdued performance, is good as investigative journalist.
Mahima Nambiar springs a surprise with her performance as well. Nandita Sweta, as an honest journalist, looks the part as well.
Nizhalgal Ravi is superb in a full-fledged role, Jagan has a whistle-worthy moment to his name.
Music by Kannan Narayanan is apt for the theme of the movie. Gopi Amarnath’s camerawork is impressive.