Yajamaana is a movie on the responsibility of the elder brother to hold the family as a single unit. The elder brother Shankar (Vishnuvardhan) of the family sacrifices even his self-interest and remains unmarried to educate his younger brothers. Father of the girl who is in love with elder brother (Vishnuvardhan) challenges his attempts. Ultimately how he comes out successful makes the rest of the movie. This heavily story-laden movie is filled with family sentiments.