Moti (Amitabh Bachchan) trades in gur, a sugar product distilled from the sap of date palm trees. He teams with Majhu (Nutan) who turns the sap into jaggery before selling it in the market. They are a very successful pair. On an excursion to a neighboring village, Moti spies a supple young village girl Phoolbanu (Padma Khanna) and instantly takes a liking to her. He asks for her hand in marriage but is unable to afford her dowry.