Swami follows the life of Saudamani after her father has passed away. After moving with her widowed mother to live with her older brother in a small town, Saudamani attends school, finishes arts college, and falls in love with her neighbor Narendra. Her mother and uncle have chosen another man for her to marry, and she is forced to marry and live with the wheat trader Ghanshyam. Saudamani has great difficulty adjusting to her new life and her unwanted marriage. She is surprised when she finds herself falling for her new husband, but it could all change in an instant.