The narrative revolves around Sarojini, a khadi worker, who is a Gandhian idealist with the fire of the spirit of resistance in her. Her husband is a beedi union worker, yet another representative of a bygone era of radicalism and commitment. The life around them is changing fast, with the values they hold dear fast becoming redundant. The beedi making units are being closed down while Khadi is on the brink of succumbing to the pressures and lures of the Market. The young generation has its own dreams that do not jell with that of the idealist parents. The film portrays the struggles of this couple and the wider resonances it creates in their family and society at large, a struggle that desperately asserts the indomitable spirit of resistance.