Meena (Mala Sinha) and Mahesh (Rajendra Kumar) are madly in love with each other. One day both of them get carried away and Meena becomes pregnant. On the other side Mahesh gets married to Malti Rai (Nanda) who belongs to a good family. Meena gives birth to a little boy and takes the baby to his father, Mahesh Kapoor. Mahesh disowns both of them,saying that it was his mistake.
Meena leaves the 5 month old baby boy in a dark forest, where a snake guards the babys life. On way back from city Abdul Rasheed (Manmohan Krishna) sees the child and protects him. Abdul also gets disowned by the society because the baby is illegitimate and nobody knows about the parents and religion. In spite of all the odds Abdul fights with the entire society and raises the child wholeheartedly. He names him Roshan.
On the other side Meena starts working as assistant to a lawyer Ashok Kumar (Ashok Kumar). Ashok Kumar starts developing a soft corner for her. They both get married without Meena revealing her past. Mahesh is now a judge and is blessed with a baby boy. One fine day both Meenas son Roshan (raised by Abdul) and Maheshs son meet each other in school with their respective parents.
In the presence of Mahesh, Abdul tells the principal of the school that he found Roshan in a forest 8 years ago.In school Roshan and judges son become close to each other. They become best of friends. When other kids make fun of Roshan, the judges son supports him. One day he takes Roshan to his home, where his mother Malti welcomes him with love and affection but Mahesh throws the boy out of his house, saying that he is not worth our respect and love, as he is illegitimate.
After all this, Roshan gets depressed and falls into bad company. Maheshs son tries to stop him and dies in a car accident. This leaves Roshan under more depression. He gets engaged in a theft, but he is innocent. The case comes in the court of Mahesh Kapoor.
Abdul goes to Ashok Kumar to fight this case, as he is a lawyer. He tells Ashok, in front of his wife Meena, as to who actually is the mother of Roshan, that when and under what circumstances he found Roshan. She immediately recognizes Roshan as her son. She testifies in his favour, in the court. Mahesh, recognizing Meena and the son, admits his fault.
Next day Malti tells Mahesh to go to Abduls house and bring Roshan since he is his son. On the other side Meena is ready to leave the house sneakingly but Ashok stops her saying that he respects her even more now. She can bring the child home. Both Meena and Mahesh go to Abduls house to ask for Roshan. He first says no but after that he gives Roshan to Meena and Ashok Kumar.
Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Nanda, Manmohan Krishna, Jagdish Raj, Leela Chitnis
Social Family Drama
B. R. Chopra
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Sahir Ludhianvi (lyrics)