Devdhar (Rishi Kapoor) falls in love with Bade Thakur's paternal niece, Manorama (Padmini Kolhapure), his childhood friend. She likes him too, but is very naive about love and intimacy. Radha gets married to the much older Kumar Narendra Pratap Singh (Vijayendra Ghatge) and moves out. A series of unfortunate events occur in Manorama's life. She becomes a widow of of Kumar Narendra Pratap. When Devdhar learns of the situation, he works to rebuild Manorama's life by going against age old unjust traditions and customs. The movie highlights the social issue of widow re marriage at a time when it was considered a taboo.