The film explores the life journey of a womaniser Madhu and his affairs with various women, including those who are married. The main conflict is between Madhu and his wife Rekha. Balachander’s genius lies in objectifying married women of the city whilst creating a loving wife who’s torn between accepting her husband and living a separated life after having discovered the travails of her own father. This movie has an very interesting character called Iyer, who works as a subordinate to Madhu. Madhu confesses all his affairs and happenings to Mr. Iyer. Madhu gets relieved after confessing, on the other side Mr. Iyer started loosing his peaceful life and starts called out names of women in Madhu’s affairs. Mr. Iyer quits his job and ends up preaching on how a married life should be.