After the passing of her father, Parvati is the only earner in her impoverished family of 8 persons, including her mother, 6 sisters - one of whom, Kamla, is mute; and a brother, Suresh, who is studying in medical college. She hopes to earn enough money to see him through his studies as well as feed everyone, so that he can accomplish himself and ensure the rest of her sisters get married. She sacrifices her personal life and romance with Anand, and gets married to a womanizing elderly widower, Manoharlal, who has six children, on the condition that he agrees to look after her family as well as pay for Suresh's education. Manoharlal hastily agrees, they get married, and she, along-with Suresh, re-locate to live with him, his mother, and attractive sister, Asha. Parvati is accepted by everyone and even manages to placate Manoharlal and his estranged taxi-driver brother, Rattanlal - but nothing will prepare her for the shock after Manoharlal accuses Suresh of taking advantage of his ...