Melodrama about two friends, Babu (Jaggaiah), a third-generation owner of a business, and his best friend, his employee and childhood friend Chinna (Nageshwara Rao). When Babu wills all his property to his friend, the diwan (Venkateshwara Rao), who runs the company’s affairs, leaves and Babu’s mother Jagadamba (Shantakumari) tries to break up the friendship. This happens anyway when the diwan incites a workers’ strike and Chinna becomes a labour leader opposed to Babu. Chinna is eventually shot dead by a killer hired by the diwan. First of the several versions of Peter Glenville’s Becket (1964) adapted to contemporary conditions, and the original version of Mukherjee’s Namak Haram (1973) with Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna in Jaggaiah’s and Nageshwara Rao’s roles.