Najma and Salim are in love, but their's is a platonic relationship, as Salim is a deep thinker and prefers that women like Najma be financially independent, and not be dependent on men. On the other hand, Sarju and Shabnam are in love, and would like to get married, however, Shabnam's dad has finalized her marriage with a much older man, who is wealthy, and has shown an interest in Shabnam. An engagement ceremoney takes place with this older gentleman, and Shabnam. Sarju, though devastated, must now attempt to convince Shabnam's dad, as well as Shabnam's future husband, to change their respective minds, and let him marry Shabnam, with results that will change their lives forever.
Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak, Bharat Kapoor, Rita Rani Kaul, Malika, Javed Khan, Yunus Parvez, Shaukat Azmi, B.L. Chopra, Sulabha Deshpande, Neesha Singh