Produced by: Kuljit Pal
Music by: Jagjit Sing & Chitra Singh
Editor: Keshav Hirani
Art Director: Madhukar S. Shinde
Sound: Hitendra Gosh
Director of Photography: Pravin Bhatt
Also Starring: Gulshan Grover, Mazhar Khan, Om Shivpuri, Dalip Tahil, Rohini Hattangadi and Dina Pathak
Pooja (Shabana Azmi) who grew us as an orphan girl and dreamt of owning a house becomes insecure when she and her husband Inder (Kulbhushan kharbanda) have to leave the apartment they rent. The twise that occurred when Inder gives her the keys of a new proves to be double edged when it is revealed that he is in love with another woman Kavita (Smita Patil) with whom the money (in the film industry) for the new apartment. While previously giving advice to her main (Rohini Hattangadi) cheated by her husband now pooja becomes herself involved in a similar situation. When Inder deserts Pooja for Kavita she chooses to leave the apartment for a women’s hostel only with 2000 rupees that she had when she got married. She is helped by Raj (Raj Kiran) to surpass the difficulties of a life as a single person to find a job and a rely morally on herself. Raj and Pooja become good friends as some time posses the mental instability of Kavita her fears of insecurity even after Inder Requests Pooja to sign the divorce papers.
Raj falls in love with Pooja and proposes to her. She refuses saying she is empty and cannot give him anything Raj tries to persuade her saying that she cannot spend the rest of her life feeling miserable about the past and that she should try to find a new life for herself. Pooja promises to think about it. Pooja’s maid whose only aim in life is to secure a good education for her daughter has served Rs. 1000 towards her admission fees. She finds out that her drunk husband has stolen the money. Furious she searches for him to find him in the arms of his lover after spending all the money. She kills him and goes to the police station and confesses her crime. Worried about her daughter she calls Pooja who promises to take care of the daughter. After the insistence of Kavita’s mother (Dina Pathak) and of her personal doctor (Om Shivpuri) Pooja personally assures Kavita that she is not interested anymore in Inder. However the attitude of Pooja only convices Kavita that she did a bad think breaking a marriage and thus to escape from her feeling of guilt and insecurity she breaks the relation with Inder. The latter tries to revive the relation with Pooja but he is rejected. Pooja continues to live with her Maid’s daughter and refuses to marry Raj saying that she has found a new meaning to life in being independent and being a mother to the child and marrying Raj will only make her weak.