Radhakrishnan (Radha) is a wealthy man who is married to Leelavathi (Gnanambal). He is led astray by his friend Ramanathan (Balaiah). Drink and women lead to degradation and ignoble living. Poor gentle, loving Leelavathi bears the brunt of his drunken cruelty. In an enebriated condition, he fires his pistol at his friend Parasuraman and runs away from the police. He comes across a corpse and, after exchanging clothes with it, he flees to Ceylon where he obtains work at a tea estate. He finds a treasure and returns to India a wealthy man, but forced to remain in disguise. He is soon discovered, arrested, tried for murder, and sentenced to death. When the hangman is about to pull the lever, police inspector Rangaiah Naidu (Ramachandran) shows up with Parasuraman. The murdered man was someone else, not Parasuraman, and the killer was Ramanathan. Radhakrishnan is acquitted; he and Leelavathi re-unite.
Arun (Ramesh Arvind), bored of his wife's (Leelavathi) looks and weighty appearance, meets Priya and develops an affair with her. But his wife has other plans.
Shri Krishna Leela is a 1971 Hindi religious film directed by Homi Wadia. It was produced by his Basant Pictures banner. Written by B. M. Vyas, the story and dialogue were by S. N. Tripathi.