School Teacher Monomohan Pandit arrives in Calcutta as a refugee from what had became east Pakistan. His eldest son was killed in freedom struggle and the family is determined to live up to the dead son's idealism; second son Mohon refuses a job our solidarity for striking worker and becomes a coolie. While the father finds employment as a cook. The other son, Duikhiya, is rejected by the family when he turns to crime, but he is the only one with money when the father falls ill. Eventually the criminal son and the father die, shortly before the delayed pension arrives form Pakistan. Director Salil Sen adapted his own play, first by the Uttar Sarathi group to raise funds for refugees from east Bangal and part of a genre of 40's realist theatre addressing the 1942-43 Bengal famine and partition.