The film is all about the ruler Satakarni, who ruled most parts of India (mainly Deccan region) in the 2nd century. The story starts with Satakarni (Balakrishna) the emperor, is on a mission to unite the whole Bharath into one kingdom. In order to avoid wars, he took this decision and he always wants to promote peace. Gautami (Hema Malini) fully in support of Satakarni’s wish. But his wife Vasishtha (Shriya) opposes Satakarni against his wars as it may invite trouble to him, his son Pulamavi.
After winning a major battle against western king Nahapana (Kabir Bedi), Satakarni gears up to fight against Greek King Demetrius. But this fight is not going to be on a small scale. Can Satakarni win this battle? How he establishes peace? What happens to his family? these elements form the rest of story.