Balakrishna (Balu) is a drunkard and columnist in a newspaper. He comments about a dancer (Sailaja) for some erratic movements during a stage performance. It is later learnt that Sailaja is the daughter of his lost love, Madhavi. Sailaja is forced to take dance lessons from Balu, though she hates him. Balu, who is battling for life wants Sailaja to become a great dancer, which he could not.