Gopinath falls in love with Janaki and they get married. The marriage is not accepted by Gopinath's mother and the couple gets separated. Janaki is pregnant and her father, realising that no man will marry Janaki a second time, decides to make her a collector.
Gopinath meanwhile had moved to South India, where he later married Jayaby hiding his previous marriage. They live a happy life with their three children and Jaya's father. Gopinath works as a clerk in the collector's office. A new collector arrives at the office, and it turns out to be Janaki. They tend to work together, until one of the employees in Janaki's office; Babu spreads a rumour stating that there is an affair between Janaki and Gopinath.
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The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil, becoming the first of K. Balachander's films to win the award. Read More