Pioneering melodrama in a cinema dominated by quasi-historicals and folk legends. The rich but unfortunate Chandan (Parekh) suffers for previous sexual misdemeanours when she marries Anil (Nischol). A flashback introduces the cruel Pankaj who has an affair with both Chandan and her sister-in-law Bindu. When Bindu becomes pregnant, Chandan offers to sacrifice herself. Eventually she kills Pankaj and goes to jail. Her magnanimous husband forgives her. The film belonged to Hindi star Asha Parekh in one of her infrequent appearances in her native Gujarati language.