Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore). He despises the daughter by day, and adores her when drunk at night. The film is about Uma's coming of age and her relationship with a sensitive poet Ashok (Dharmendra) who slowly brings her out of her shell.
Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Shashikala, Deven Verma, Durga Khote, Dulari, Surekha, Naina, Brahm Bhardwaj, Amar, R.P. Kapoor, Mukund Banerjee, Desai, Rajdeep, Usman