Raj Verma lives with his widowed and ailing mom in an Indian city. He is unemployed and is looking for employment so that he can get medical treatment for his mom. One day he comes to the rescue of a multi-millionaire industrialist, Laxminarain Jetley. Out of gratitude, Laxminarain offers him a job in his factory "Sheetal Industries", run by his head-strong and efficient daughter, Sheetal. Raj does secure employment as a Mechanic and falls in love with Sheetal's Secretary, Kaajal. The Workers' Union in Sheetal Industries want an election and want Raj to be their union leader, much to Sheetal's dislike. Raj wins the election, and shortly thereafter Laxminarain approaches Raj's mom with a proposal for marriage with Sheetal. His mother is delighted and accepts, but Raj is reluctant, but when his mother insists he relents and marries Sheetal, breaking Kaajal's heart. It is after the marriage that Raj finds out the real reason why Sheetal married him - it was to get him out of Sheetal Industries - so she can continue to run it as she likes - without interference from any union and union leaders. She makes it clear to Raj that their marriage was nothing but a paper marriage, arranged merely to demoralize the workers, and force them to elect another union leader - this time a person of her choice.