When a headstrong woman becomes her family's breadwinner, unhappiness is sure to follow. Gauri (Nanda) and her friends seek love and independence. She meets the handsome Amar (Sanjeev Kumar) and the two fall in love -- but happiness is fleeting. Amar suffers a crippling accident, leaving Gauri to fall into the arms of another. Will Gauri's independence lead to fulfillment or disappointment? Can their challenged marriage survive?