Raja (NTR) and Shanta (Vanisri) get abandoned by their father at a very young age. Raja takes up the responsibility of her upbringing. They get shelter from a rich widow and eventually, her son Raghu (Haranath) marries Shanta. Things turn when Raghu is stabbed to death by Shanta's father. The after effects of this tragedy is the story of Chitti Chellelu.