Born as the illegitimate son of an
industrialist (Amjad Khan) and a professional singer (Rakhee), Vijay (Amitabh
Bachchan) is brought up by a drunkard (Shreeram Lagoo). Vijay is appointed by
the industrialist’s son (Ranjeet) to work in his estate. There, he meets his
‘father’ and the industrialist’s legally wedded wife. In due course, Vijay wins
everyone’s admiration. His childhood friend (Zeenat Aman), is deeply in love
with him. How Vijay finds the secret of his parentage and brings about a family
reunion forms the rest of the story.