Ramalingam (Kamal Haasan) Sundaralingam (Prabhu Deva) are simpletons who are always in search of ways to earn a quick buck. Sundaralingam is an artist with good talent while Ramalingam is the business brain who brings in money, mostly by fraudulent means. They fall in love — Sundaralingam with Janaki (Rambha) and Ramalingam with Sundari (Soundarya). Both are students of art.Janakis father, played by the music director M. S. Viswanathan, rejects Sundaralingam. Sundari convinces Janaki to write letters falsifying Sundaralingams rise to fame and big money, eventually lying that Janaki Sundaralingam now have a son, in order to win over the parents with sentiment. Janakis dad, worried that his grandson might be brought up poorly, arrives at a mansion that has been set up to look like Sundaralingams new property, along with her mom (Srividya). Meanwhile, Sundaris dad (Moulee) also makes an unexpected stop there to check on his daughter.