The key character in the movie is an artist called Dilip Roy (Rajesh Khanna). Soon Dilip marries a pretty girl called Sushma, who is very demanding. She feels neglected when he spends his time on his paintings. There is an argument on their anniversary, when Sushma, attacks his paints and takes away his brushes. Dilip in a fit of rage, strangles his wife with his bare hands. Sushma's sister, witnesses this, and calls the police. Dilip is arrested and sent to an institute for psychiatric sessions with Dr. Trivedi (Jagirdar) .
Soon, Dilip escapes from this institute and breaks into a house with a lady called Nanda (Rekha) , in it, alone. Dilip decides to stay there for sometime as the police is looking for him.
However, there is a twist in the story which leaves Dilip also astounded.