Melodrama about two sisters. Bharati (Shantakumari) works as a prostitute for Madam Rudrama and tries to secure a better life for her younger sister Lekha, but the prostitute is caught in a police raid and jailed while Lekha disappears with a dubious young man. After she is released, Bharati plies her trade on the streets. A truck driver, Keshavan, is kind to her and a new life seems possible when a haggard Lekha suddenly arrives on Bharati’s doorstep, holding a baby and explaining that her lover has left her. The older sister sees their chance of a better life vanish as new burdens are placed on them.