Director: Master Vinayak; Writer: V.S. Khandekar; Cinematographer: Pandurang Naik; Cast: Dada Salvi, Baburao Pendharkar, Lalita Pawar, Master Vithal, Damuanna Malvankar, Javdekar, Meenakshi, V. Jog, Master Vinayak, Baby Devi
Summary: A complicated plot about class differences in a coastal Konkan village. It introduces a typical Khandekar character, the idealistic but dogmatic patriarch who becomes a victim of his beliefs. Here it is Bappa (Salvi) who monopolises the village’s palm trees from which toddy is made. He believes in fairness, not in mercy. The story of his urban son Vilas (Vithal), his daughter Lata and her friend Sadanand is intercut with that of a drunken shoemaker Krishna (Pendharkar) and his wife Seeta (Pawar). Vilas, who covets the shoemaker’s wife, procures a new hut for them. The son then starts having problems with his father and all the parallel storylines converge when Vilas accidentally kills Seeta’s daughter. Bappa, using his political influence, gets her innocent husband arrested instead and Seeta, exploiting Vilas’s desire for her, retaliates by making him her virtual slave. Bappa eventually faces up to his moral responsibility in a tale that also warns against the demon drink.