Characteristic of many CPI ideologuess work in the 60s (of Sukhdev), this is a demagogic melodrama bewailing the citys effect on traditional values. The city is represented by nightclubs, swindlers and drunken women. The hero is Amar Kumar (Ahuja), a crusading journalist under pressure to accept a bribe to kill his story about corruption in high places. Returning from Delhi, he meets a bootleggar named Johny (Agha) on the plane. An old passenger, Sevkram (Panjatan), dies and leaves a wad of money he stole from a bank. Amar, debating the future with his estranged wife Asha, winds up in Bombay nightclub. At Totos house, Amar meets the carbaret singer Lily (Khambatta) and the drunk Rosy (Madhavi). Although Rosy loves Johny, he loves Lily. Eventually it transpires that Johny strangled the old man and as the police chase him through Bombay, his car runs over Rosy and he is caught.