An army soldier (Gemini Ganesan) returns from the front to find his wife (Pushpalatha) killed and his shell-shocked son (Rajkumar) unable speak. The soldier leaves the village to seek treatment for his son and meets a woman (K.R. Vijaya). Though she falls for the soldier and takes a liking to the mute son, the soldier cannot return her affection. As the tale of unrequited love deepens, the young son battles his baffling condition.