- Arathi, Ashwath, Balkrishna, Rajkumar
- Dhorairaj Bhagavan
- January 1, 1970
Ravi Varma, the owner of a match box factory is a widower and has lost his daughter in an accident. Recognizing that his honest employee Chandru is in a similar position, he decides to help Chandru financially. As Chandru attends training in U.S., Ravi takes care of Chandru’s charming daughter. On return, Chandru suggests changing the company’s structure. The traditionalist Ravi, becomes infuriated. Protesting this, Chandru resigns and starts his own match box company and becomes the leading match box manufacturer. Thus begins Ravi’s downfall. His charity and donating activities have eaten up profit and ends up putting his house on sale. Chandru calls for the highest bid and wants to give it back to Ravi, but being the man that he is, Ravi would not accept. Chandru has already got Leela, his ex-secretary on whom Ravi had a crush on, and now Ravi’s house.