Mahendra is besotted with his wife Ashalata. Binodini, a young widow of exquisite beauty and sparkling mind, comes to live in his house. The intense love between Mahendra and his wife inflames Binodini's repressed sexuality. She manages to captivate Mahendra. At another level, the story is an interplay between three women, Mahendra's mother Rajalakshmi, Ashalata and Binodini.