Sarika is a model who returns to Chennai after a modeling stint abroad. She is received by the modeling agency and is soon drugged and operated upon. Her dead body is soon found. Dileep (Kamal Haasan) is a photographer working for a newspaper run by Thengai Srinivasan. He is a photographer in a beauty pageant run by a rich industrialist, Oberoi, which was won by Madhavi, Radha and Swapna. He becomes professionally involved with Radha and Swapna while romantically involved with Madhavi. Soon Swapna’s deadbody turns up and he becomes the main suspect in the murder investigation and is on the run from police. As his face is plastered in wanted ads all over the city and police watching Madhavi’s house, he goes to meet Radha.