During the period of exile which the five Pandavas must face, Arjuna (one of the Pandavas) sends one of his wives, Subhadra, and their son Abhimanyu to Dwaraka — where her two elderbrothers — the Lord Shri Krishna (played by film actor N. T. Rama Rao) and Balarama reign. Sasirekha (played by actress Savithri) is Balarama's daughter and is in love with Abhimanyu (played by actor A. N. R.) since childhood; and their parents had decided and promised that the two of them should get married when they become old enough to marry. However, ten years later, when both Sasirekha and Abhimanyu becomes of age for marriage, Balarama and his wife decide to change their decision. Balarama's wife is a greedy woman who wants her daughter to be married to Duryodhana's (Kaurava leader) son Laxmankumar (played by actor Relangi Venkata Ramaiah), as Abhimanyu's father - Arjuna had lost his kingdom; while Balarama has soft corner towards Duryodhana (as he is Balarama's student and disciple). But Sasireka, Lord Krishna and Subhadra oppose this change of plans. Now Krishna asks Subhadra to approach Ghatotkacha (Son of Bhima, a Pandava) — who possesses magical powers of Asuras (His mother is an Asura) — who will readily come to their help. Now Ghatotkacha (S.V.Ranga Rao) goes to the place where the marriage is scheduled and disguises himself as Sasirekha (through magical powers) and send away the real Sasireka to the place where Abhimanyu and company are camping. When Laxmankumar approaches Ghatotkacha thinking her to be Sasireka he gets the shock of his life, as it is a demon and not the beauty! Ghatotkacha uses all sorts of tricks to scare Laxmankumar into backing out of the marriage. Towards the end, Ghatotkacha displays his magic(Maya) to Duryodhana and his evil-minded kinsmen and drives them back to Hastinapura (Duryodhana's capital).