Sundaram is a stage actor. He falls in love with Meenakshi, the daughter of a miserly rich man Bhadraiah who dislikes Sundaram. Bhadraiah fixes his daughter's marriage with an aged billionaire over his wife's protests. Meenakshi and Sundaram marry in secret with the help of his friends. Bhadraiah enters with his goons and drags his daughter home while his goons brutally assault Sundaram. Meenakshi jumps into a river to commit suicide. Crestfallen, Sundaram repents that he was responsible for her death.