Simla-based foreign-returned Rajkumar Mehta lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his father, mother, and sister, Shobha. His father would like him to join the family business, but he is only interested in music, and spending time with his childhood sweetheart, Jalandhar-based Pushpa. Fed-up of taunts, Rajkumar is compelled to leave for Bombay when his enraged father decides to dispose off the piano, and apparently refuses to communicate with anyone for several months. Pushpa's mother asks her brother, Mangal, to check up on him, and the latter finds him living with a prostitute named Titlibai. Refusing to believe her uncle, Pushpa herself travels there and does see the duo together. Convinced that she has lost him for good, she then gets married to Ambala-based Captain Prem Nath - leaving an embittered but now successful music composer, Rajkumar, who claims that he was never involved in any relationship, to take to alcohol, alienate himself from everyone, and heads towards ...