When a woman named Champa confides in Rekha that Madhusudan, whom she loves has got her pregnant, Rekha confronts Madhusudan, who denies. Rekha disbelieves him. Furious, he goes in search of Champa, only to find that she has disappeared. Soon, he is arrested by the police on a charge of stealing money from his uncle, found guilty, and sent to jail for several years. After his discharge, he returns home to find his uncle is dead; an employee has taken over the estate and the property; Champa is missing; and Rekha hates him. Unable to reconcile himself to the changed circumstances, he takes to alcohol in a big way and lives the life of a half-man half-beast, feared and hated at the same time by all.