Manisha, the daughter of a wealthy attorney, falls in love with commoner Ajay. The two decide to marry but not until Ajay can support them. To that end, Ajay leaves to complete his education, and Manisha waits patiently for him to return. But when a new woman appears in Ajay's life, his promise to Manisha is tested. Director Prabhat Roy delivers a soulful drama about different social classes and the struggle to endure life's cruel twists of fate.