Belli alias Basavaraj (Shivarajkumar) migrates from his village to the city in search of a job. He falls into the trap of underworld under the leadership of a don politician (Gurudutt) and earns good money. In a clash between rival gangs, Belli's boss is killed, prompting Belli to vow revenge against the killers. Meanwhile, Belli falls in love with Sneha (Kriti), the daughter of a police officer. The plot proceeds to detail Belli's quest to win Sneha's love while he further descends into the depths of the criminal underworld.