This is the hat trick hit for producer Venkat. After the success of 'Samnyudu' and 'Gundammagari Manavadu', his film Bahumati under the direction of SV Krishna Reddy is yet another hit film on the banner of RR Movie Makers. It maybe mentioned that SV Krishna Reddy had made the audiences taste his style of film after a long gap. The entire film is stuffed with SV Krishna Reddy's style. This is possible because of the precise selection of artistes. After Amani in 'Subha Lagnam', Sangeeta gave an excellent performance. Though the story has the resemblances of 'Subha Lagnam' the director kept good twists making the film quite interesting.
Pentamma alias Bhanumati (Sangeeta) is a middle class girl. However, she had high ambitions to move in costly cars, go abroad, live in a posh palace and what not. Her father Paiditalli (MS Narayana) marries her to Venkataramana (Venu), who is a police officer, by convincing her that a police officer is like a mobile ATM and could earn lot of money through bribes. However, Venkataramana is not like an ordinary police officer. He is quite sincere. He earns more medals in his service than money. So, Bhanu could not realise any of her dreams. She keeps on scolding him for not becoming corrupt.
Venkataramana has a principle - 'A promise is a promise, a police is a police'. Once Bhanu asks Venkataramana to buy a lottery ticket. After purchasing it, Venkataramana goes to a hotel and eats tiffin but could not pay for it. So he promises Dharani (Shabana Khan), the waitress of the hotel that he would share 50 per cent prize money of the lottery if he wins. Miraculously, he wins the lottery and bags Rs.10 crores. As per the promise, he wanted to pay Rs.5 crore to her, which is against the wishes of Bhanu. Somehow, he fulfills his promise.
As Venkataramana behaved like a gentleman and fulfilled his promise, Dharani becomes a good friend. Some people in the media try to Cash in on their friendship and resorts to yellow journalism. As they flares up the issue, Bhanu could not digest the situation and wants to separate from Venkataramana and sends a divorce notice. Venkataramana's efforts to convince Bhanu go in vain. The court believes that there is an illegal relationship between Venkataramana and Dharani and grants the divorce.