Subrata, an ordinary employee of a bank, is the only member of the family with an income. Against established custom and the reproofs of her father-in-law, Subrata’s wife Arati seeks employment as a door-to-door salesgirl. When she becomes successful in her work, gaining self-confidence and financial independence, her husband is unable to accept the situation and wishes for her to quit. Ironically, a crisis at the bank erupts and Arati resigns as a protest against the wounded honour of her friend, an Anglo-Indian woman. The film ends with a more equal re-alignment of the relationship between Arati and her husband.