Khosla's first successful film, made in the crime movie tradition of Navketan
inflected by Guru Dutt's influence. Police Inspector Shekhar (Anand)
investigates the death of a newspaper editor when he meets Rekha (Shashikala),
the daughter of the commissioner (K.N. Singh). Shekhar keeps running into a
mysterious woman (Rehman) who, in a cloak-and-dagger encounter, tries to bribe
him to release a crook. He meets her again at Rekha's birthday party.