Bollywood drama. Devayani (Suchitra Sen) is a girl from a poor family who meets and falls in love with Mohnish (Ashok Kumar) who hails from an extremely wealthy family. Mohnish leaves to gain a higher education abroad, and the couple plan to marry after his return. During his absence, things fall apart financially for Devayani's father, who resultantly suffers a stroke. Devayani approaches Mohnish's family for assistance, but is rebuffed with a vehemence which leaves no one in doubt that marrying Mohnish is no longer on the cards for Devayani. On his death-bed, and anxious to see her respectably settled before he dies, Devayani's distraught father arranges for her to marry Rakhal (Kalipada Chakraborty), a much older man.