Balu (Vijay), an unemployed youth, survives by committing petty crimes. He moves in with a friend Gopal (Goundamani) who rents his home from Sumitra's (Sangavi) grandfather. Sumitra and Balu meet and fall in love. Their relationship changes Balu's perspective in life and he resolves to mend his ways. However, one untoward incident causes a misunderstanding between Sumitra and Balu.