(Released: Dec 21, 1979)
Madan is station master in a small town called Tarapur, where only three trains come, two in daytime and once at night. Madan is throughly bored with his life and wants to get out of it. He applies for two months leave and is waiting for reliver to go away. That night a dead body comes to his station from a train and carried away in another train to main station master. But Madan was shocked to see that dead body exactly resembling him. Now Madan comes across a bag and 3 diaries of a dead man and reads it. Madan learns that the man was the only son of a rich Zamindar, who left his palace seven years ago to become a sadhu and was returning home. Madan studies the diaries thoroughly, practices, the deadmans handwriting and finally one day he reaches the palace. He is given a tumultous welcome, the entire town turns up to receive him, he is taken in a huge procession to the palace. Everyone accepted him as the lost son has come back. Madan has managed to win over his mother, dewan of the state and others but how to face his wife who have had intimate moments with her husband. Finally he meets his wife-a woman of stunning beauty and serenity. Somehow he manages that night, but what about the subsequence nights. In his fear that he might be caught, Madan tries to avoid his wife. Shakuntala, the wife, who has passed the last sevenyears as a widow does not want to lose her husband again. Soon Madan finds that he is in love iwth Shakuntala, his wife. He could have carried on as husband but his consciences does not allow him - how to cheat such an innocent and devoted wife. At last he makes up his mind - he tells her the reality - the reality that her husband is dead and he is a stranger deeply in love with her only if she accepts him.