Rudra (Girish Karnad), a very strict disciplinarian father of two daughters, hates the word 'Love'. He disowns his elder daughter Menaka because she elopes with her lover. He keeps a watchful eye on his younger daughter Tilottama (Maanu) and unlike Menaka, arranges her marriage. Tilottama stoically accepts her father's decision till she meets Shiva (Ajith) who she falls in love with. Tilottama is unable to reveal her love to Shiva and to her father as she fears the consequences. What would happen when Rudra finds out about his younger daughter's love for a man that is not her fiance?