15 January 1973
Widowed and with a small son, Raja, Janaki works as a maidservant with a wealthy man. When Raja falls ill, she has no money to get medicines, so she agrees to spend a night with her employer in return for money. Raja does recover, but on the very day, Janaki kills herself. Left alone, Raja takes to petty theft and when he grows up he is a career criminal, robbing people's houses in the dead of night, one of his victim's included the gorgeous Bollywood actress, Mumtaz, and on another occasion, he assumes the disguise of a groom, gets married to a woman named Nirmala, in order to escape from the police. While attending Courtesan Ranibai's dance, he comes to her rescue, both fall in love, decide to give up their respective careers and get married. But this is easier said than done, as both find that their past will not permit them to live a normal life, especially when Ranibai finds out that Raja was the one responsible for forcing her to be a courtesan.
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