A trio of friends -- a famous judge (Jaishankr), a corrupt police official (M.N. Nambiar) and a fishmonger (Shivaji Ganesan) -- lives together as a family. But when the fishmonger inadvertently interferes with the police official's smuggling scheme, his son is framed for murder. He turns to the judge for help as the happy household is torn apart. Meanwhile, the judge's son finds himself mixed up in yet another homicide.