Shakti Samanta directs this 1970s Bollywood drama starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. After being thrown out of her home by her husband, Pushpa (Tagore) is then sold to a brothel where she becomes acquainted with a kindly client, Anand Babu (Khanna). When a family move in to a house near her own, she befriends and cares for the young boy who is being neglected by his parents. She grows to love the child like a son but his parents disapprove of their relationship. The family leave the village and years later the boy, now a grown man, revisits the place hoping to find the woman he came to think of as his mother.