Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kerala Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala's temple arts). However, his wife (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing the hero to turn into an alcoholic and compulsive rule breaker. He is suspected of having killed his wife and is suspended form his job for drunken misbehaviour. The new secretary of the institute(Nedumudi Venu) wants him to be sacked but his former reputation gives him a reprieve. He trains the talented student Malavika (Monisha) to perform in his ambitious composition of the Sita Kalayanam, but her jealous young lover (Vineeth) poisons him.
Plot:Sree Thankappan Nair (Nedumudi Venu) is a rich man, who has cheated his sister out of her property. Her son Achuthan (Maniyanpilla Raju) wants to reclaim the land forcibly taken by his uncle,as well as marry his daughter.For this he along with his friends hatch a plan to hoodwink Thankappan Nair where he gives the impression that he is rich and working in Duphai.