Swati is a 1984 Telugu-language drama film, written, produced and directed by Kranthi Kumar. The film starred Suhasini, Bhanu Chander and Sharada in lead roles. Upon release the film received positive reviews and became instant hit at the box office. The film has received state Nandi Award for Best Feature film, two Filmfare Awards South, and was premiered at International Film Festival of India. The film was remade in Hindi with same name and in Kannada as Usha.
Swati (Suhasini) lives with her mother Saraswathi, who brought her up as a single mother and hasn't revealed anything about her husband. And so, Swathi thinks that her father is a cheater. Saraswathi works as a nurse under doctor Jaggaiah, who is also a widower with a daughter. Swati gets closer to Chakro, who is an unemployed graduate, and upon Chakro's suggestion, Swati gets her mother married to doctor Jaggaiah, but observes a change in her mother's behaviour, who feels embarrassed to introduce Swathi as her daughter. So she leaves that house. Meanwhile, she meets her biological father who is actually a very nice person, but was a victim of ill fate. Finally, Swathi's step-sister gets married, during which her biological father Satyam dies. She goes the different schools and realizes that her family is not worth her. She was a strong girl, and she was trying to get her unmarried mother to get married.