Kewal (Raj Kapoor) reluctantly accepts his
father (Kamal Kapoor)'s demands to continue the family tradition by studying
law and become a successful lawyer just like him. However due to a lack of
interest in becoming a lawyer and more interest in opening up his own theatre
company, he fails his law exams and is thrown out of the house by his father.
Luckily he finds a patron of the arts Rajan, (Premnath) who is the owner of a
closen down theatrical company. A childhood romance with a girl named Nimmi
haunts his fantasies, and Kewal searches for her in other women, even
renaming them after his former sweetheart. With a theater, a play and a
feminine image in his mind, he discovers a woman made homeless by Partition
(Nargis) and the play of his dreams can at last be written and performed.