Handsome but mute, Shankar is raised by the powerful Raja, to whom he is loyal. But he treats him like a slave. Shankar is also unnecessarily beaten by Raja’s brother Brijwa, a violent psychopath. Ruthless and cruel man with a large appetite for young women, Raja kills anyone who dares to defy him.
Raja sees Gauri, a happy innocent villager, and wishes to marry her. However, she wants to see a photo of her future husband first. Aware that she would instantly reject him, he sends her a photo of Shankar. Gauri instantly agrees, and the wedding proceeds.
However, before the ceremony is completed, she discovers that Shankar isn’t her groom and faints; Raja orders the priest to continue, though the marriage would be invalid while Gauri is unconscious. When she regains consciousness, she sees Raja trying to consummate with her and is shocked knowing they’re married. He imprisons and tortures her.
Gauri tries to commit suicide but Shankar saves her. She accuses him of ruining her life but upon knowing his innocence, she is sorry. When Gauri’s brother Ashok comes to see her, Raja threatens her to lie to him that she is happy otherwise he will kill Ashok. Gauri does so.
However, Shankar reveals the truth to Ashok by writing in the dirt. Raja and Brijwa kill Ashok who returned to rescue Gauri. Moments before dying, he has Shankar promise him to save Gauri; she and Shankar flee Raja’s mansion. Enraged, Raja begins a murderous search to find Gauri and Shankar.