Shankar (played by Dilip Kumar) and his mother live a poor lifestyle. To earn money he makes and sells mud toys. Being the lone bread winner of the family, he is unable to meet the needs. His debt starts rising higher and higher when he gets addicted to alcohol. He is attracted to Parvati (Nimmi), who also lives a poor lifestyle along with her step-brother, Jagat Narayan, his wife, and their daughter, Pushpa. After an argument with his mother, Shankar departs to the city, gives up drinking, earns a lot of money. He then returns home and pays off his mortgage. With new confidence he proposes to marry Parvati. But he is then told that Parvati's marriage has been arranged elsewhere.
Broken, he starts drinking again and his mother also dies at this stage. Now he again starts drinking heavily and start walking on the path of self-destruction. Only thing which can save his life is Parvati's love. But her parents are the only obstacle who are in the view that drunken Shankar can never become a good man in life. In dramatic turns of events film finally finish with a happy ending.
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Dilip Kumar won the first ever Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category for his performance in this film. The Awards were instituted from 1954. Read More