‘Nayattu’ is a portrayal of the mercilessness of a faceless system, where the hunters could become hunted before they even realise it. Praveen Michael (Kunchacko Boban) joins the police newly as a CPO, a local political goon, related to another CPO, Sunitha, played by Nimisha Sajayan, is summoned to the station. The goon is a trouble-maker, as a Dalit party worker, especially when the elections are on. Michael and temperamental senior policeman Maniyan get into a scuffle with the goon and throw him into the cell, when an irritated station CI, who threatened to keep the goon in the lock up for six months, receives a call from the SP asking to let him out. The issue spins out of control however, when the three CPOs are caught in an accident and go on the run. The rest of the thriller deals with how the police track the trio, who desperately try to stay low till their innocence could be proven. We root for them even as we realise the losing position that they are in.