During the Pandavas' Agnyatavasa (period of exile), Arjuna sends his wife Subhadra and their son Abhimanyu to Dwaraka to stay with her brothers, Krishna (N.T.Rama Rao)and Balarama (Gummadi Venkateswara Rao). Sasirekha (Savitri), Balarama's daughter and Abhimanyu (Akkineni) have been in love with each other from their childhood. Their families had agreed to get them married when they were children. However, Balarama's wife refuses to honour that commitment as the Pandavas no longer have their kingdoms and are in exile. Balarama decides to conduct Sasirekha's marriage with Lakshmana Kumara (Relangi Venkata Ramaiah) who is son of his favourite disciple, Duryodhana (Mukkamala). Krishna advises Subhadra to approach Ghatotkacha (S.V.Ranga Rao). Initially Ghatotkacha assumes them to be intruders in his forest and attacks them, but later apologizes once he realizes who they are. He goes to Dwaraka along with his retinue. Using his magical powers he assumes the form of Sasirekha (Ghatotkacha becomes Maya Sasi Rekha) and goes about wrecking her marriage with Lakshmana Kumara, while the real Sasirekha is married to Abhimanyu. Parallelly, to break the marriage of Maya Sasi Rekha with Lakshmana kumara, Ghatotkacha's follower's (Ramana Reddy- Played a magician role) enter the Bridegroom's guest house (Vididi griha) and draws hilarious comedy to the audience with Balaiah and Allu Rama Lingaiah. This a must watch movie for the Telugu people in terms of the Story, Performance of the artists, Music and especially the special effects by a foreign camera man (in 1950's).
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