Kannamma is a bright young woman whose father, Murugan is employed by Ramalingam, a wealthy landowner (zamindar). Ramalingam encourages Murugan to send his daughter to the city for schooling, which he does.
When Kannamma returns to their town, Kalathur has an educated woman, Ramalingam's son Raja falls in love with her and secretly marries her. However, he soon goes abroad for higher studies, leaving Kannamma to deal with pregnancy without any publicly legitimised relationship. Ramalingam, ashamed by Raja's secret wedding, rejects Kannamma and orders her to never speak of their relationship.
Kannamma agrees and goes back to her father, Murugan. Ashamed by his daughter's illegitimate child, Murugan leaves her newborn son in an orphanage and tells her that it was stillborn. What will happen when Raja returns from his studies? Will he accept Kannamma and try to reunite his family or add to her rejection and woes? How will their son's future unfold?
Did you know?
The soundtrack of this movie was well received, with the highlight being the melodious song in chorus by the inmates of an orphanage 'Ammaavum neeye, appaavum neeye...' (sung by M. S.Rajeswari lending voice for Kamal Haasan, which is still remembered and treasured by many all over the world. Read More