Sathish's life turns upside down while his friend studies hard and goes on to become a District Collector. In the meantime, the police decide to take down Sathish in an encounter as he is involved in a murder case and has been absconding for a while. However, Sathish's friend, the collector attempts to save his life using his power and influence. The rest of the plot revolves around how a person who has lost his life without any education is saved by an individual who comes up in life with proper education.
Sathish Ravan has delivered a worthy performance by portraying the role of a rowdy without going overboard in any department. He has transformed himself as a youngster from North Chennai and it can be noticed quite well in his dialogue delivery, mannerisms and expressions. Delna Davis has played as required for her part and has done a satisfactory job. The transition of Ranjith from being a former rowdy to later becoming a refined person is a meaty role and he has done an extremely good job. Vaidehi, Vadivukkarasi, Kayal Devaraj along with 'Power Star' Srinivasan have done a decent job with their roles.
Director Veludoss Gnanasamantham has attempted to make a film that shows how the lives of youngsters are overturned when their mothers make decisions that can have adverse effects. The director has made the film highlighting the importance of education in every person's life and is a direct message especially to parents. Eswari Production's songs are average, but the background score is top-notch. Siva Sundar's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot the portions featuring the North Chennai backdrop in a fantastic manner.
In short, Aakkam highlights the need for education.