Sridevi portrayed the role of a young girl who loses her memories and her IQ in an accident and due to circumstances comes to live with a school teacher in a village. Sridevi made the audience weep with her performance as a child stuck in woman’s body. It is also Kamal Haasan’s career best performance, who played the role of the teacher who took care of Sridevi. Their chemistry was widely appreciated by critics and fans alike. The film was a blockbuster hit and was remade in Hindi as Sadma.