Kanche story is set in the era of 1930’s and 1940’s. Dhoopati Hari Babu belongs to a lower caste and gets graduated from Madras. He meets Seetha Devi in Chennai who is also from the same village but belongs to a royal family. They fall in love and there is a great divide of caste in those days. Seetha Devi has an elder brother who is into army. Dhoopati Hari Babu too joins army and is sent to Nazi occupied Italy. Rest of the story is all about how he serves his country and tries to bridge the divide.