Rupa (Zeenat Aman) is a village outcast who is shunned by one and all for being unlucky, because she burnt her face on one side due to an unfortunate accident. Despite this Rupa awakens everyday before dawn and prays at the temple singing devotional songs to bring the devites to the temple.
One day a newly appointed engineer Rajeev (Shashi Kapoor) hears Rupa singing. He is besotted by Rupas melodious voice and does not see her burnt face on one side, which Rupa always masked with her veil.
Rajeev asks for Rupas hand in marriage. It is only when the two are married that he realises the truth. Not willing to accept the truth he walks out on Rupa in search of his fantasy.
A chain of events bring together Rupa and Rajeev, as he realises that real beauty is internal which is even more beautiful than fantasy.
A film about a mans obsession with outer beauty, who refuses to accept what is beneath.