A story of how money corrupts the way people look at one another and how
it can almost tear a family apart Vinuta marries Girish, a bank clerk,
and starts living with his family in Bangalore. She adjusts to her new
family well, looking after her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law
Gouramma, not taking to heart her mother-in-law's constant picking. But
when Girish's elder brother Chandru, who is in the US, decides to get
married, Vinuta has to listen to the constant comparisons made between
her and Chandru's wife, the 'Dollar Bahu', whose husband earns the
valuable dollars that has brought the family its recent affluence.
Vinuta slowly loses her peace of mind and health. Then Gouramma decides
to visit her US-based son and daughter-in-law. Once there, she sees how
liberating life can be, away from the strict norms that govern Indian
middle-class life. But she also begins to understand that mere dollars
cannot buy the love and respect that she gets as her due back in India.
Does Gouramma forge a new relationship with Vinuta and can Vinuta
forgive and forget the past?