Ilavattam movie is about love between two people .Srinivas (Navdeep) who belongs to an ordinary middle class family. Bright in academics, he comes across Lakshmi (Sheela) in his school.
Lakhsmi who is the daughter of rich landlord (Vijayakumar) in the village. After initial misunderstandings, both fall for each other.
The sequence of events after this eventually lands Srinivas in prison. He pursues his studies from prison and passes out in flying colors.
The climax is whether he manages to join hands with Lakshmi or not.