Agni Natchathiram is a 1988 Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam. The movie is about two half-brothers who come into conflict with each other in their claim for legitimacy as sons of a common father. The cast includes Prabhu Ganesan and Karthik Muthuraman. The movie's score and soundtrack are composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The movie is regarded as a landmark in Indian cinematography with trend-setting lighting work by P. C. Sriram. The movie was blockbuster and remade in Hindi as Vansh.
Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority".
Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes.