Banti Babu is an orphan who becomes a ragpicker to eke out a living. He survives on a bun and half a cup of tea a day. One day, he finds a bagful of Rs 1,000 notes. He takes the money and buys a house, brings a couple from an old age home and treats them as his parents. He helps Vidya study medicine and asks her to stay in his house. Babu also brings home Kotilinga, an aspiring film director, to guide him. Babu goes to college and falls in love with a girl. There is a curious turn to the story when Babu meets a man whom he had saved from goons earlier and comes to know that the money was meant for an orphanage.