Agathan movie tells the story of retired General Hareendra Natha Varma (Sathyaraj) and Gautham Menon (Dileep) who is a software engineer. His father was Mukundan Menon, a bank employee working in Srinagar. His mother was Sujatha and sister Amritha. He lost his members of the family in a terrorist attack. During that period Colonel Hareendranatha Varma was on duty in Srinagar.
After the incident Gautham decided to leave Srinagar. On his way to Bangalore he met a girl named Shreya (Charmi). After the journey incidentally he met Shreya several times at Bangalore. She was an MBA student. She had an inclination to Gautham. But he was least interested in loving her.
One day Shreya took him to her house. Her father Major Hareendranatha Varma, mother (Zarina Wahab) and grand mother (Valsala Menon) liked Gautham. They wished Gautham to be Shreya’s husband. One day Gautham revealed a secret to Major and story turns.
The film had a hard competition with Chattambi Naadu,Ividam Swargamanu,Happy Husbands,Drona 2010 and dileep's another film Bodyguard.The film is the 2nd successful film of the year after Happy Husbands
The film received mixed reviews from both critics and audience. VN of NowRunning commented "Aagathan has an 'I know what's round the corner' quality all over it despite a stunning backdrop and an unusually subtle soundtrack. It's a psychodrama gone wrong, precisely because the denouement that it hopes to cash on is a bit too obvious, and comes at the wrong instant".