The movie opens with the relationship of Mahendra and Maya. Both love each other, but Mahendra wants to take the relationship forward in the form of marriage while Maya does not want to do so as she feels that the institution of marriage does not survive the passage of time and grows stale with age.
Mahendra's family pressurises him into getting married, and he finally gives in and marries a righteous and traditional woman called Sudha. Sudha sets up house with Mahendra and they have a good marriage going, however, Mahendra continues to meet Maya, who is a good friend now. Sudha is unable to tolerate the presence of Maya in her married life, and ultimately leaves Mahendra's house, when she suspects him of continuing his earlier relationship with Maya. This leads to a formal separation.
Years later, Mahendra and Sudha meet at a railway station, and both share their experiences after their separation, and are able to clear the misunderstandings between them. Will they come back together or go their separate ways?