Evocative and provocative, this family-oriented relationship drama ddelves into the complex sequence of events that unfold after Jhoomri and her husband, Bhimsha, move into a new neighbourhood.
Their immediate neighbours are three squabbling couples: Vijay and Anjali who are newly married; Appu Khote and Vimla, who are married and have four children; and Ravi and Meena, who are married and have one child. Slowly the husbands begin withholding money from their wives, so that they can leave them behind and go out for a vacation.
Meanwhile,, their wives struggle to pay their rents and decide to work even though their husbands told them not to. When the husbands come back, they kick their wives out of the house for their disobedience, and for daring to get jobs aagainst their will. The wives go to live with Jhoomri and Bhishma.
In the absence of their wives, the husbands toil to cook and take care of their children and go out to bring a dancing girl home to cook and look after the children!
One day, Meena's daughter Rani falls sick and both husband and wife try to get two lakh rupees to save her life. The wife earns money by working hard, while Ravi tries smuggling to get the money. The story has a happy ending with the families living together in peace and harmony.