Balachandra is a poor student who takes the words of his lecturer for gospel truth. The lecturer is a 'revolutionary' who survives by his talk alone. Balachandra goes to the extent of cheating the girl he loves in the belief that revolution demands the poor cheat the rich. It is not long before he begins to live the life of a psuedo revolutionary himself.
Realization of his follies takes us to the climax where Balachandra goes back to the girl with an apology and promise to live together. But in the four years he has been away, things have changed far too much to be undone.