Wealthy Santosh falls in love with poor Shanti, who lives with her alcoholic Compounder dad, much to the chagrin of his mother, Brijbala, who wants a wealthy daughter-in-law. The marriage does take place, and Shanti endures considerable abuse, which ends after her mother-in-law makes a secret deal with Kundanlal, and she becomes pregnant.. Abuse resumes, after her dad fails to live-up to his deal, as well as Santosh finds out that the child is not his. Shortly thereafter, Kundanlal will be told that his daughter has been run-over by a truck and killed instantly. Several months later, Santosh's pretty sister, Raksha, will be shocked to find out that Shanti is still alive, pregnant, calls herself Sharda, and lives with a truck-driver goon named Mangudada.