|The patriarch Surya Shekhar Chattopadya, steeped in traditional values, is deeply religious person, and a man of firm principals. He treats the predictions of his horoscope like
axiomatic truth, little realizing that such predictions, often interpreted in equivocal language, can be quite misleading. His obduracy distances him from his son, Alok, who
refuses to put up with his father's unbending attitude to the horoscope. Alok marries outside his caste, and tears up his horoscope, and settles abroad. Suryasekhar's wife an
accomplished and educated lady, is reduced to being a mute witness to all this.