Budhi, a poor old widow lives in a small village in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Her only son, a young farmer, has committed suicide. Though poor and left alone in the world, she leads a cheerful life. She is particularly fond of her neighbor, young Sudama. They make quite a picture of happiness engrossed in small pleasures of life. A local politician gives her a few 1000 Rupee notes at an election rally. She goes shopping to the nearby market town with Sudama but fate has other plans for them.