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( Part- 1)
It is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll. In the small town of Andhra Pradesh, Rajesh discovers that he is attracted to a plain-looking, but a charming girl Swathi, who always did better than him in the school exams. Swathi too fell in love with the amiable and handsome Rajesh and the two get married. Rajesh joined an IT company and started rapidly climbing the corporate ladder. He worked relentlessly and reached the Pinnacle of his industry, while Swathi abandoned her academic aspirations and becomes his uncomplaining shadow, silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader's wife. Even though Swathi had least support from her in-laws, she had always compromised without complains.
In spite of getting all those gold medals, being offered a scholarship, and the opportunity to go and study abroad, she had rejected them all because she was madly in love with Rajesh. She had voluntarily closed all her career paths. Swathi soon became the efficient personal secretary who was obedient, understanding and helpful. Most importantly, she was smart, intelligent, reliable and efficient enough to take handle all the responsibilities. Off late, Rajesh had become really busy and was not able to spend time with Swathi. One evening, Rajesh and Swathi had a fight because Rajesh had cancelled the vacation because of due to some office work. She was looking forward to the trip with much eagerness.
Swathi requested Rajesh to not to cancel their vacation, but he was not ready to do so. By then she had understood Rajesh was only living only living for himself and his ambitions. She felt hurt. Tears started rolling. For the first time in 5 years, she was insisting on something but, Rajesh was just treating her as a machine. She was being treated as a personal secretary to him at home who will help him anytime without any limitations.
She had never been so aggressive and demanding. She was under severe depression. Things would have been different if they would have had kids, but Rajesh had rejected the thought of adoption. She was feeling very lonely. Swathi was never happy. Exactly opposite to what she had been in her college days. Each woman has her own limits and Swathi had come to the end of her patience.
Now what will Swathi choose - a successful career or a happy marriage ?