Directed by: Shivamani
Starring: Upendra, Jennifer Kotwal, Kishore, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ramesh Bhat, Sadhu Kokila, Umashree, Ponnam Balam, Bullet Prakash, Pavithra Lokesh
Masthi is about the criminal underworld in Karnataka, especially Bengaluru where criminals live each day for survival and to kill their rival before they kill them. Upendra plays Masthi a dreaded gangster who is feared by his enemies. However, one of them Chakra makes a plan to finish him off when Masthi is due to next visit the Sreerampura police station. Chakra’s gang attacks Masthi’s car but he has already escaped and instead follows Chakra to Hassan where he kills him. Chakra’s gang including his relatives are upset and plot revenge.
To avoid immediate problems, Masthi goes some of his gang members to Mantralayam in Kurnool, AP. In this temple town he feels safe and is put up by a friend in a pujari’s house. The pujari’s granddaughter is Bhoomika (Jennifer Kotwal) who is visiting from Bengaluru. Just when she is about to return to Bengaluru, a local powerful man’s son who is in love with her kidnaps her. The old pujari begs Masthi to save her and he rescues her and agrees to accompany her on her train journey back to Bengaluru. On the train journey the two sit next to each other and become friends…