The plot revolves around the life of Shalini(Shobha),a young college girl, who faces emotional isolation in many places of life. Much of the story is revealed through the memories of Ammu(Jalaja),Shalini's intimate friend both in college and in their village. Shalini and her brother Prabha(Venu Nagavally)experience a sort of emotional trauma and loneliness in their home,especially in the presence of their adamant father (K.P Ummer)and their step mother(Sukumari).As shalini is not satisfied in the barren life of her home,except in her attachment with her brother,she finds solace and comfort in the happiness provided by her college.As a young, smart and beautiful graduate student she is attracted by many of the males of the campus,especially by Roy (Ravi Menon),one of the smartest boy of the college.But whose love is rejected by Shalini, even if she feels a temporary fascination towards him.Later the suicide of her brother makes her life too much uneasy, as she experiences an emotional isolation after that.However got over from the pain inflicted by the death she again comes back to college with an aim to open a new page of her life. Here she develops a love affair with one of the newly appointed, young and handsome lecturer Jayadevan(Sukumaran). In the shade of his love Shalini gains confidence and feels aspirations towards life. But this unnatural relationship between a teacher and his student makes little troubles in their college. But both of them neglect this as a wretched part of the social outlook. But their relation doesn't reach in to marriage, because Shalini became ill with brain tumor.This made an evaporation of her confidence and finally succumbed to death,making Jayadevan alone in the world and leaving everlasting memories in the mind of Ammu.