Evocative and eloquent, this socially relevant saga probes into sensitive social issues regarding religious bias and discrimination, through the twists and turns in the life of Bimal, a sincere young man who belongs to a conservative Brahmin family from the village of Hijali. After receiving a good education, he becomes a well-respected professor at an elite university in the bustling metropolis of Kolkata.
On one occasion, when he returns home for a visit to his native village, he befriends an old Mulsim woman, fondly starts calling him Gopal which is the childhood name of Lord Krishna. She keeps on bringing fruits, milk and other things for Bimal. Sometimes Bimal gets irritated and embarrassed but she does not stop.
In an unfortunate turn of events, Bimal's uncle finds out about this practice, and not only throws her out of his house but also insults her on the basis of religion. Bimal feels a great deal of guilt and sorrow over the event and tries his best to comfort the elderly lady.
The elderly Muslim woman, who is the mother of Rahim wants Bimal to marry Mini, who is in love with Bimal. Bimal's uncle arranges the marriage. Rahim's mother sells her last remaining assets and buys a saree for Mini. But Mini's brother insults her. Unable to bear the humiliation, Rahim's mother dies a few days later. Due to her unconditional motherly affection, Gopal Bimal performs the burial rites himself and builds a tomb over her grave. Bimal and Mini express their respect and love dedicating flowers on the grave of Rahim's mother.