The year is 1980. It’s yet another day in the lives of film buffs Kamal Haasan, Santhana Bharathi, PC Sreeram and Mani Ratnam. They gather at Samco Hotel’s roof-top in Alwarpet, for an evening of tea and conversation. All of them are in their teens and have a common love for ‘good’ cinema. Apart from Kamal, none of them has made it big yet.
Cut to 2019… Santhana Bharathi has won a National Award for directing Mahanadi (1994). PC Sreeram and Mani Ratnam are now household names. This is the story of Once Upon a Time… in Kollywood.