Dhaanam movie is about two friends, joy (Joy K Mathew) and Manu (Manuraj) who wanted to be film actors. Both of them leave their home to get a chance. They wandered and knocked several doors. But they did not get a chance to act. They have spent all the money brought from home. To find a livelihood both moved in different path.
Incidentally at this time a couple who were leprosy patients helped Joy. After some months he reaches the couple to give back the money but they hesitated to receive it. There he realised that love is the most valuable thing in the world. He loved them as his parents. Later Joy flies to Gulf country and became a rich man. Eventhough he did not forget the poor leprosy patients. He kept in contact with them.