Siri is a traditional, simple, rural girl from Andhra Pradesh who is brought up by her only older brother Sivaramakrishna. Twenty years prior, their rich father from a nearby town married another woman and kicked the rest of Siri’s family, humiliating them on the way. Their mother dies leaving toddler Siri in the care of 13-year-old Sivaramakrishna. With help of relatives, her grave is built on the small land which the siblings inherited, but the Zamindar Narasimha tells them that it is his land, since their mother had not repaid a loan from the man. Sivaramakrishna begs Narasimma and asks for an extension promising to work day and night to pay off the loan, as long as they don’t tear down his mother’s grave.