When his father dies, a middle-class youth Balachandran (Mohanlal) finds himself faced with new and unexpected burdens. He joins the Indian Administrative Service and becomes a government administrator.
He is also forced by his new circumstances to abandon his childhood sweetheart (Shobhana) and marry the daughter (Shantikrishna) of a rich landlord. His wife turns out to be an arrogant woman who abuses and demeans him, while his father-in-law tries to use his official status for furthering his own greed. Disgusted and heartbroken by repeated insults, Balachandran decides to walk away from the marriage.
Will there be a new dawn in his life? Or, will he continue to sacrifice his own happiness for the sake of others?
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This movie was phenomenally successful, both critically and commercially. It is considered to be one of the best Malayalam movies of all time. Read More