Kalikalam is the movie about the status of middle class families in society. Chandrashekar (Chandra Mohan) and Laxmi(Jayasudha) have two children. Chandrashekar is a small worker in a company who gets a minimal salary. But he always fulfills all the wishes of his children. He wants his daughter to get married but unfortunately he dies in a train accident. After his death, Laxmi's life becomes more miserable. Her children doesn't treat her well and always harrass her for money.