Bimal Roy's tragic romance stars Dilip Kumar as a quiet young man who falls madly in love with his childhood sweetheart. When his upper-class family deem the poor girl unworthy and refuse to allow the pair to marry, the angered lad heads off to the city and slips into an alcohol-fuelled depression. Remade in recent years, this hugely popular tale of social prejudice and lost love is based on the novel by Sarat Chandra. Suchitra Sen co-stars. Dilip Kumar introduces the film.