Nirmala is a story of a little girl who is married at an age of 15 to a person who is 20 years elder to her after her first marriage proposal gets turned down due to dowry reasons. Nirmala's husband tries all tactics to woo her but she has only respect and a sense of duty for him and not the love which he expects to develop in her. Totaram has three sons from his first wife and the eldest is just a year elder to Nirmala. Nirmala who is so tender and inexperienced does not understand that why she likes being with the eldest son and hates her husband. Why she can be comfortable with the son but becomes uncomfortable at even the sight of her husband. Then by the inferiority complex and Nirmala's cold attitude towards Totaram, a seed of mistrust is sown and from there starts the downfall of everything which Nirmala lays her hands on.