Dilip Roy (Rajesh Khanna) is a Painter by profession and makes his living selling his paintings. He gets married to beautiful Sushma (Alka), who would like him to spend more with her than on paintings. When they get invited to their anniversary party, Sushma is all set, but Dilip must complete his painting, Sushma is displeased and snatches his paint brushes from his, an argument ensues, and Dilip grabs Sushma by the neck and chokes her to death. Sushma's sister, who witnesses this, calls the police, who arrive and arrest Dilip for murder. Dilip is produced before the courts, where he is sent for psychiatric evaluation to the care of Dr. Trivedi (Jagirdar). However, Dilip escapes from this institute and breaks into a house with a lone married woman, Rekha (Nanda), in it. Dilip decides to hole up here for sometime. Meanwhile the police have been informed, believing him a danger to others, they (Jagdish Raj, Iftekhar, Sujit Kumar) have launched a manhunt. Dilip decides to remain in Rekha's house for sometime until the police leave the area...