Sarathi Guhawrote on May 24 2008 10:25AM
This story revolves around Nira and Binu. Nira had lost her parents in early childhood. She was brought up by her uncle and aunt. On the day of her marriage she came to know that the person with whom she was getting married already had a wife and a child. She refused to marry but her cousin brothers were coercing her to marry. So, she fled from the house. She was given shelter by Srinath Banerjee, an artist. At Srinath’s house she met Binu (Uttam Kumar) who was also an artist. Binu had an orphanage and he took Nira there with him. Nira took charge of the orphanage and the children loved and respected her. Before Nira’s arrival, there was another lady in the ashram, Protima, who was popularly known as Mamoni. Protima was admitted to a hospital as she was suffering from T.B. Suddenly one day Protima returned to the ashram. When she saw Nira there and the love and care she was getting from each and every member of the ashram, she simply couldn’t tolerate it. She started hating Nira. The main reason for her hatred was Binu’s love for Nira. Mamoni loved Binu and could not tolerate Nira’s presence in his life. One day Protima forced asked Binu to write that he loved her on a piece of paper saying that she would not eat if he did not do so. She showed that paper to Nira and destroyed their relationship. Nira left the ashram. Much later Nira realized that she had misunderstood Binu. She accepted Binu in her life and they lived after happily ever after. By then Protima had died.