Raja is a petty thief who abuses Yama Dhrama Raja in an inebriated situation. Yama observes it and plans to gets killed in the next few days, though he is entitled for the full life of 100 years. Raja goes to Yamalokam and realizes that he is unjustly killed due to the meanness of Yama. He creates confusion in Yamalokam by stealing Yamapasam as whoever in possession of Yamapasam will become Yama. The rest of the story is about how senior Yama and Raja try to outsmart each other.