After his brothers sell his poems, young Vijay comes across a prostitute singing one of his verses. She quickly rejects him when she discovers he's not a client, but soon, she realizes that Vijay is the author of the poems that have won her heart. Full of remorse, she tries to befriend Vijay, who now spurns her. But eventually, a rare friendship blossoms between them. Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman star.