Kamal Krishna (Karthi) travels from Samalkot to Hyderabad to ask the railway minister to stop his ancestral home from being destroyed by some railway work. However, he fails to get help from even the CM (Prakash Raj). From then on, Kamal manipulates his way through the political system, in a bid to get what is denied to him.
What can you learn from Shakuni that 45,67,539 Telugu/Tamil movies have not taught you? Err... nothing. But this non-serious "political thriller" is actually fun once you get past the fact that it's not an earth-shatteringly different film.
Shakuni is too breezy to be called heavy-sounding names like "political" and "thriller", but has too much of the political stuff to be called a regular movie. And even though the broad plot-line does not impress, the little twists that take the movie forward prove to be rather entertaining.