Saraswathi Amma lives a saintly life having denounced all worldly pleasures. Anandan her younger brother, lives with her. Saraswathi Amma is a disciple of Giridhara Yogi whose lives in her town. Ponnamma is her faithful servant. Raghavan is a deaf-dumb, man in the neighbourhood. He silently loves Ponnamma.
Anandan's friend Appukuttan is a bachelor and lives nearby. He takes a liking for Saraswati Amma and even proposes to marry her. Though Saraswaathi gets annoyed she develops a soft corner for him.
Anandan seduces Ponnamma and she becomes pregnant. He then abandons her and Ponnamma is thrown out of Saraswathi’s house, but she finds shelter in Raghavan's house. Appukuttan brings Anandan back home and forces him to ask Ponnamma's hand in marriage. But she refuses and prefers to marry Raghavan.
Giridhara Yogi elopes with Raghavan's sister who was his favourite disciple. Saraswathi Amma realises that her religious gullibility has been the cause for so much suffering.
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this film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Film. Read More