Shenbagam, the landlord's daughter, and Seethan, an orphan milkman, were both in love but they didn't express it directly. Seethan was brought up by Maruthamuthu. When Shenbagam's father decides to engage her with a rich groom, she commits suicide.
Seethan is upset since his lover's death. Maruthamuthu decides to engage him to Kaveri . Seethan marries her but he cannot forget Shenbagam