Col. Ravi Varma Thampuran decides to go on leave for two months and travel alone to avoid depression after his wife leaves him. He visits the home village of his subordinate Manikandan, where he finds and eventually falls in love with Meenakshi. He grants divorce to his wife. But later he learns that Meenakshi is engaged to Mani. He then tries to vent his anger on Manikandan. However, after visit by his estranged wife, he realises his mistakes and he then decides to unite the two, resisting opposition from both the families, by faking Meenakshi’s suicide. In final scene he can be seen leaving escorted by police and is probably court martialed for preventing Manikandan from leaving along with troops for the war front earlier.