The story revolves around a ten-year-old schoolboy named Swaminathan and his friends. The most striking quality of 10-year-old Swami is that he is a playful and mischievous boy. One of Swami’s innocent mischiefs gets him in hassle, and he even comes to the point that he has to run away from home. He lives in the fictional city Malgudi with his father, mother, and granny. He is incurious about school and studies. His only motive is to have fun with his mates Mani, Somu, Sankar, and Samuel. But their friendship disturbed when Rajam, son of the new Police Superintendent arrives.