Debutante Prashanth Murali directed Paisa Paisa is a clear depiction of a possible happening in one's life. It throws light on the importance of money in life. At times, no matter however rich we are, one may become in need of money and that too a small amount, finds it difficult to raise it. That's life and Prashanth is carving out that real truth.
Balu (Aju Varghese) comes to Chennai for attending an interview. He has only his mother and lady love Pooja (Apoorva Bose) in his life. Before attending the interview, he calls his love and talks to her on phone. After the first round, since there is ample time left for the second phase, Balu thinks of going out for shopping. He gets an auto to a railway station, but it takes him to a desolate area where he comes to know that he has been kidnapped.
Ten thousand rupees is the ransom asked. Balu suddenly calls up his friend Kishore (Indrajith), who is on his way to settle down the fight with his wife Surya (Mamta Mohandas). Kishore tries his best to get the ransom demanded. Even though it was not a big amount, no one came forward to lend a helping hand. It was only then, Kishore realises the real face of his friends and relatives. The climax of the movie is shot in a very thrilling manner.