Mallamma (Annie) is the daughter of Rajanna (Nagarjuna) who dies while fighting against feudalism in Nelakondapally (a village in Nizam area when it was still under the rule of Nizams even after India got independence). An oldman rescues Mallamma after her mother was killed. He brings her up without letting the village know that Mallamma is the daughter of Rajanna who has been outcast by landlady. Mallamma is fond of singing and she is banned by the landlady to sing songs. When landlady finds out that Mallamma continues to sing,she sets fire on the hut of Mallamma. The rest of the story is all about how she gets inspired by the tale of her father Rajanna and how Mallamma meets Nehru to save her village from clutches of landlady.