The characters of this movie are bussinessmen , playing politics & tricks against each other to win the race of fame & name. The huge business family of 2 brothers ( Puranchand & Khubchand) seperates from each other & each has their own business empires. The respective heirs of each now handle these empires. The grievances & differences between the 2 families increase when a goverment contract ( SSI ) is given to Khubchand family & the credit for this goes to Karan Singh ( Shashi Kapoor ), an eminent employee of Khubchand engineering and also an adopted son of Bhishamchand ( A.K.Hangal ), uncle of Khubchand & Puranchand. This infuriates the Puranchand familyr & a tussle begins between the 2 families to obtain the contract. Each party plays games & tricks on each other , to an extent of murder attempts. In the race of defeating & pulling each other down, both families are completely devastated.