Balu hails from a poor family but somehow manages to learn different forms of classical dance. His dream is to master all the dance forms and then create one of his own. His efforts fail and in addition he loses his beloved, Madhavi. These situations coupled with his inability to achieve success turns him into a drunkard. Just when he reaches a critical point in his life where he has lost all will to live, Madhavi comes back into his life and tries to revive his will to live as well as his passion for art.