(Released: Jul 26, 1974)
Sagina(Dilip Kumar) is a worker. He demands respect and dignity for the labour and in the process clashes with the top management of an English company. Sagina emerges as the symbol of the hopes and aspirations of the working class. This makes the professional politicians of Calcutta nervous and jittery. Hence they decide to use the growing popularity of Sagina to further their own selfish ends. And thus professional politics along with all its dirty appendage enters the labour basti in the person of Anurodh where Sagina is fighting relentlessly for the rights of the working class. The employers also do not sit idle. With the help of their hirilings they try to break the unity of the labour and thus the fight becomes a triangle drama. Anurodh is afraid of the popularity of Sagina and tries to creat a rift between Sagina . Anurodh, therefore, persuades Sagina to move to Calcutta as a labour leader. Lalita pleads with Sagina not to fall in the trap of Anurodhs manouvers. But she fails because Sagina is blinded by the make believe sincerity of Anurodh. Sagina does not realise that Anurodh has no sympathy for the workers and that he is using them for his own selfish ends. As soon as Sagina moves away from the basti, the management terrorises the workers. A large number of the workers are retrenched and humiliated. The hirelings of the company start a whispering campaign against Sagina that he is an agent of the company and if he had any sympathy for workers he would not be gaving good time enjoying in Calcutta. When Sagina returns to the basti he finds that he has been duped. Everyone is against him. Except for Lalita there is no one who would soothe him. He decides to fight for his name.