Shankar (Ashok Kumar),who saw his poor father die a disappointed death,works very hard to become a mill owner. His brother Madhu (Mehmood),however,prefers to run their father's old tea stall instead to obliging Shankar's offer to join his business. They have a younger sister Roma (Nanda) who is in love with the union leader Tarun (Dharmendra). When Shankar gets to know about her love story he fires Tarun but in response the mill workers go on strike. The climax revolves around how the whole strike resolution takes place.