Narrated in flashback, it is the rise and fall of a famous filmaker, Suresh.
Though an enormous success professionally, he has a failed marriage and a
daughter, Pammi, who is in boarding school. The turning point in his life comes
when he makes a film about Devdas with an unknown girl, Shanti cast as Parvati.
Both are a runaway success and rumours about Shanti and Sureshs friendship
become public and Pammi, who comes back to appeal to Shanti to stay out of her
fathers life and allow her parents marriage another chance. Moved by Pammis plea
Shanti throws it all out to go and teach in a village school. Shantis departure
drives Suresh to alcohol and a downhill slide in his career. Evntually he gets a
chance to make a comeback film - only if it stars Shanti.