Sisters, Karthika and Keerthi are brilliant students. Their father abandoned their family because he was unable to have male children. Their mother is an inspiring woman. She works hard as a cook to earn money for a living. Even though they are struggling with limited finances, their mother is very clear that her daughters should not end up like her. She wants them to be well educated and borrows money (a slippery slope in India) to support her children's education.