In the village of Awadh, sugarcane planters are exploited by the local mill owner. A young man returns to this village after receiving a degree in law from a reputed university in Lucknow. Seeing the poor condition of planters he urges them to stop selling their sugarcane to the mill owner and instead start their own co-operative mill. The mill owner, his landlord-agent and son discourage the villagers from doing so. The mill owner's son urges the people to form a planter's union and continue selling their crop to the mill. Initially the villagers trust him but after continuous persuasions from the young man and realizing that only self-sufficiency can improve their condition, they unite and set up their own mill.