Tista wrote on Jul 26 2009 12:03PM
Debjani (played by Suchitra Sen) is forced to marry Rakhal (Kalipada Chakraborty),the rakish who then tries to force her into prostitution. Pregnant with Rakhal's child, she escapes from him and tries to commit suicide but rescued by a BaiJi (Chhaya Devi) and brought to her kotha in Lucknow where she gives birth to a daughter, Suparna, and becomes Pannabai. As Rakhal traces her out and continues to harrass and blackmail her, she escapes once again to Calcutta and has Suparna admitted in a missionary school and distances herself from her so that her daughter can grow up in a good, clean environment. She meets her former lover, a barrister, Manish Roy (Bikash Roy) who after hearing her tragic tale wants to marry her but Debjani did not agree. She however asks him to take care of Suparna. Manish becomes
Suparna's guardian. Years passed. Pannabai is now aged with a heart ailment. Suparna (Suchitra Sen again), brought up by Manish as his niece, returns from abroad, also having become a laywer in love with her senior Indranil (Dilip Mukherjee) who works as Manish's assistant. When Rakhal realizes that Suparna is his daughter, he comes back to blackmail her threatening to expose Suparna's true identity. Debjani shoots him dead. In court she is defended by Manish. Suparna is against Manish taking this case of a fallen woman whom she despises but when Manish tells her Debjani's original story and reveals her true identity to her, she defends Debjani in court and wins the case.