In the center of the main events of the film Chaika is a man Konstantin Trepelev, he is a beginning playwright, he wants to put his own play. He has a wife who wants to play the main actress in the first play of her husband. She is an ambitious and purposeful lady, puts her husband's conditions. A woman is more than confident that the main role in a dramatic play will get to her. If the playwright Konstantin Trepilev chooses another actress for the main role, then his faithful little wife will leave him forever. The protagonist does not want to test the fate and patience of the wife, so it gives a chance to the beginning actress.
But because of the poor play of his wife, the play is in jeopardy. How in this situation will the novice playwright come, will he replace the main actress, a more experienced and really talented girl?