The very first day at work, Meena realizes that it would be impossible for her to work at the same office where Mohan is a star reporter and is being praised for his recent article on Mahananda flyover scam implicating her husband Amar. She immediately decides to quit and leaves the office. Mohan understands the reason and realizing how desperately she needed the job he talks to Dhanya and makes sure that her mother joins back.. He further recommends her name to his boss Mr Praveen for redesigning the office for which Meena gets some remuneration for her work in advance through which she pays school fee for her children.
Meena is very happy about this new found independence. Meena’s mother in law Saroja is not happy with the idea of Meena going to work and when the family comes to know as to whom she is working for, everyone including widowed aunt who is usually supportive of her is extremely upset with her and they wonder what would happen when Mr Veera Raghavan come to know of this on his return back from work.
Meena through her reasoning and steadfastness convinces Mr VeeraRaghavan and others in the family that she has taken the job only for the sake of her children. Mr VeeraRaghavan empathizes with her and permits her to attend the holi party at Mr Praveen’s (Boss) house. During the party, Mr Praveen is drawn towards Meena. Ever since, Dhanya tells Mohan that her Dad was on leave on the day the papers were signed, Mohan is very intrigued and starts reinvestigating the case. On the holi day, in one of his routine missions, he comes to know that he was used by Mr Dinanath in falsely implicating Amar. He is totally devastated not just for his humiliation but at the thought doing wrong to Mrs Meena and her family.
He curses himself for not listening to his instinct which constantly urged him to believe Mrs Meena. He rushes to Mr Praveen ‘s residence where everyone is eagerly awaiting him and he apologizes to Mrs Meena. He tells Dhanya that he has found out that her Dad was not guilty and assures her that this time he will find the truth no matter what.
Meena is quite disturbed at this revelation and is not able to understand Mohan. Mohan wonders as to how to get Meena’s help /co-operation which is is important for unraveling the truth. Meena tells him that if a day can pass without him causing any problem for her, then she can think of helping him. However the day turns out to be a major disaster with both of them stuck up in the lift for a few hours. This encounter reveals the immature and innocent nature of Mohan….
This incident becomes the talk of the office and on hearing that Mohan blasts the people as he doesn’t want to let Meena’s image being tarnished. Mohan is quite annoyed to find Mr Praveen giving undue attention to her and he senses that his intentions are not good. He is quite upset as to why Meena is unable to understand this. The situation is complicated by the request of Prema ( Mrs Praveen) who is Meena’s friend to take care of her husband at the office. Mohan protects Meena from Mr Praveen’s advances during the lunch party at office , thereafter during ride back home with Mr Praveen .
On one occasion he resorts to setting up a false fire alarm to make Meena come out of Mr Praveen’s cabin. When he reveals that he did this to protect her from Mr Praveen, Meena tells him that he is doing this and all earlier acts because he is jealous of the importance given to her and that his status as star reporter is threatened.
He is deeply hurt by Meena’s reaction and when he tells this to Guru ( his house help), he relates Mohan’s feeling through the various anecdotes in the love story of his parents, indirectly conveying that he is in love with Meena. Mohan is not ready to believe this and he vows never to help anyone.
— Mythili —