Shankar Lohar and his wife Parwati live in Herwadi, a small hamlet near Kolhapur. Chakkaurao, who has come to Shankar to get car repaired sees Parwati and lures them bo with a job offer and takes them to Kalhapur and also helps them to settle there. One day Shankar is falsely accused of stealing a necklace and sent to jail leaving Parwati alone. Chakkadra tries to take advantage of the situation, Sensing his evil intentions Parwati tries to defend herself and in the process kills him. A big voltage drama, accurate characterization supported by stunning performances and Lata Mangeshkar debut as a music director and he made a clever use of folk melodies makes this classic.