Uthara movie tells the story of Uthara (Niveditha) who is a god woman in a village. Uthara's husband is a poor carpenter who earns his living making kitchen utensils. Vijayaragavan becomes the village landlord by killing his rich uncle and marrying his aunt.He is a womanizer who has an eye on uthara.Lal is a sweet seller who lives with 2 prostitutes.The village revears and helps uthara but hates lal because of their different moral standings.
Uthara's borrows money from vijayaragavan for her sisters marriage on her mother's insistence.She keeps that as a secret as her husband does not like borrowing money from others. Uthara's borrows money from vijayaragavan for her sisters marriage on her mother's insistence.She keeps that as a secret as her husband does not like borrowing money from others.
The God woman falls in the eyes of the villagers.village men start making jokes and indirect references on Uthara's relationship, to her husband.He beleives everything and tries to kill vijayaraghavan.His attempt fails, he just stabs and runs away from the village. Time for the next years festival comes.Uthara decorates her house and makes preparation for the temple people to take her to be the "Thozhi".The village waits , but nobody comes.The temple people choose uthara's sister rather than her that year.
One day vijayaraghavan tries to rape uthara's daughter.The villagers outraged by it gather to beat him up.He escapes, but the villagers get to know that uthara is innocent and it was all vijayaraghavan's fault.