(Certified: Dec 11, 1957)
Although a graduate in Arts, Shanta (Pandharibai) agrees to get married to a much lesser educated widowed businessman, Ratanlal (Balraj Sahni), who has a son, Mithu (Daisy Irani), from his first marriage, and re-locates to live with him, his brothers; Ramesh, Rajan, & Baldev, and an aunt. Ratanlal permits her to let her child-widowed sister, Lata (Nanda), to also live with them. Shanta soon earns the respect and love of everyone in the family. Ramesh (Jawahar Kaul) gets married to Advocate Motilal (Bipin Gupta)'s daughter, Tara (Shyama), while Rajan gets married to Mangala, who is Munshiram (Shivraj)'s daughter. After these marriages, misunderstandings crop up, generally generated by Mangala, so much so that Tara joins forces with her, forcing the brothers to separate from each other, with Ratanlal dividing the property and business equally amongst them, and re-locating in a small village house, while Ramesh now lives with Tara and her brother, Jeevan (Anwar Hussain) and his wife. Rajan does not get along with Mangala, takes to alcohol in a big way, stops his medical studies and joins the army, and Baldev (Jagdeep) re-locates to Bombay. The question remains will this troubled family ever be re-united again during their respective lifetimes?