On his release, the warden gives him the address of another of his uncles and asks him to concentrate on his studies. His uncle and aunt are not interested in taking him in, so Karthik goes to to start a new life. As fate would have it, the bus meets with an accident and his co-passenger Salim dies. Karthik steals Salim's documents, adopts his identity, and enrolls in medical school. He develops friendships with a rich fellow-student named Ashok (), his girlfriend, Rupa (), and their friend Suresh (Vijay Victor).