The film itself is a fantasy epic set in the mythical tear shaped land of Angarajyam, where the populace are terrorised by an evil sorceress called Irendri (Lakshmi Manchu). It is Irendri who is the focus of our ‘Vamp or Not?’
In many respects she is like any witch type character from many a western film (though somewhat more colourful in costume). Late in the film we discover that she was stopped previously by a swami but she managed to put her essence or soul into an amulet, which passed down to her descendant, the good gypsy Priya (Shruti Haasan) and (when the pendant is touched by fire) she was able to reform and begin her evil ways again.
|Siddharth as Yodha|
|drop of blood|
|a bath of blood?|
|revitalised through blood|