Young Raju leaves his home town of Darjeeling bent upon making a sucess of himself in Bombay. There he is befriended by poor slumdwellers and Renu whom he falls in love with. He finds work with a construction company where he finds favour with the director's daughter. Raju takes the opportunity to employ his friends but is inevitably drawn into the world of corruption - bribery etc. Disillusionment finally comes when the bridge he is working on is blown up by rivals and his old friends are killed.