Vijay (Dharmendra) is a simple minded widower who lives in a small rural town with his unmarried sister Radha (Rati Agnihotri), his son and his widowed mother. Radha is soon to be married to sub inspector Raj (Mithun). One day Vijay witnesses the killing of a young child by notorious bandit Bhagad Singh (Shakti Kapoor) and chides him. As a result Bhagad and his gang severely beat him up and leaves him half dead. An escaped convict and killer named Karan (Dharmendra) who happens to be Vijay's exact look alike sees the unconscious Vijay and decides to assume his identity. He stabs him and throws him to his death from the top of a cliff. Karan then goes to live with his family, the motive for Karan to live here is merely to hide under Vijay's name until the police give up their manhunt for him. No one really notices the change in Vijay. Karan frequents the nearby brothel run by Kammobai and soon realizes that he can make Radha, Vijay's sister work here too. This is one of the destructive methods he intends to employ in his new identity and there is no one who can dare to suspect or stop him.