In Gundragovi movie protagonist Kummi (Sathya) is a ruffian. He is a vagabond – a person with no earthy ties (meaning of Gundragovi). He is with four friends in the village. The gang steals properties like hen, coconuts, vessels and their business is to drink stomach full of arrack and sleep like idiots. They have no work to do and they are pooh-poohed by the villagers. Kummi is feared for his muscle power but he is good at heart.For such a careless and useless guy Kummi finds a child abandoned. He picks the child and when he finds the police siren he puts the child in the hands of Madhu (Navyasri). Baffled with this Madhu inevitably brings the child to the home and gives the required food. The very next day she traces Kummi and handover the child. Kummi gets a job as protector of Gowda in the village and getting money is not difficult for him. He somehow takes care of the child but the bloody fight that evolve when son of another Gowda in the village prefers to marry Madhu.
Madhu at this time seeks the help of Kummi. At the interval block Kummi and Madhu with garland and child in the hand shock the entire village.Madhu and Kummi have discussed something else. To escape from marriage of Gowda son and reach her fiancé Gopi (Gopalakrishna) Madhu hatched a plot for which Kummi gives the consent. Kummi and Madhu live in one house with a child. When Gopi the fiancé of Madhu comes it is Kummi who arranges for the lovers safe return from the village. Gopi prefers to take Madhu in his next visit but in that visit he accidentally traces Madhu is carried in the hands by Kummi because she fell down from a height. That particular incident brings difference of opinion between Madhu and Gopi. At this point of time rival Gowda in the village come prepared with his goons. In the bloody fight Kummi kills Gowda and his son with a sharp stone. At the same time Madhu loses her leg. After seven years later Kummi comes back to his village and shocked to see Madhu handicap. Kummi takes care of Madhu and child that is grown up now.