Gopal [Bharat Bhushan],is the son of the Royal astrologer [Raj Jyotishi], Om Prakash. Instead of pursuing his fathers career, Gopal wants to become a successful singer. This is a strong bone of contention between the son and his father. Gopal's mother Janaki [Leela Chitnis] is forever struggling to make peace between them. Gopal loses his voice during a singing competition, which is won by his neighbour Mallayya, who is also the son of the Royal Singer [Raj Gayak]. While mourning about his defeat, Gopal happens to meet Gopi [Nimmi], who gives him a musicial instrument and asks him to sing. The two fall in love gradually. Gopal soon finds out that Gopi is a dancer who works for an evil brothel /dance house owner, Leela Bai. Soon after, Gopal manages to defeat Mallayya in a singing competition at a royal gathering. Therefore, Mallayya goes all out to make things difficult for Gopal. Due to Malayyas scheming and a twist of events, Gopal is forced to meet Lehri Baba [Manmohan krishna] who is an extremely good singer. Gopal wants to make Lehri Baba his teacher. However, Lehri Baba with his persistence and talent makes him a great singer. Before his death,;ehri bab asks gopal to find his estrange daughter, who had been abducted by a dancing girl. Gopal realizes that Gopi is Lehri baba's daughter. He pawns his voice to earn money to free Gopi from Leela Bai's control. This doesn't go down well with Gopi, until she realizes Gopal's sacrifice. She decides to give in to Mallayya's scheming ways and sells herself to the King [Chandrashekar] to get money to buy back Gopal's voice. Meanwhile Emperor Tipu makes an entrance in the scene. He scolds the King for whiling away his time in vices, instead of ruling his Kingdom wisely. Tipu Sultan's wife expresses her desire to listen to Gopal's sacrifies. As he is struggling about his decision to not sing for Tipu Sultan's queen, Gopi commits suicide to escape humiliation at the King's hands.