Realistic and socially relevant, this evocative drama insightfully traces the twists and turns in the life of Rukmini, an innocent young woman who arrives in the Metro city of Madras from her village, all alone, in search of work. Automatically, she becomes vulnerable to being preyed upon by exploitative elements.
Despite all the struggle, Rukmini remains true to her self-respect and works hard to with honesty, no matter what kind of task she is assigned. Eventually, Rukmini gets a very lucrative opportunity when a producer identifies her and gives her the chance to become an actress on the silver screen. Will Rukmini succeed in becoming a famous actress? Will fame and fortune also make her less vulnerable to being exploited? Can she ever find safety, security, love, happiness and peace of mind in life?