At age 13, Shankur murdered an uncle that tried to sell his mother to a wealthy and powerful man. After serving 10 years in prison for his crime, he returns home to find his mother and sister living in filth and poverty. In an attempt to make money for his struggling family, Shankur joins a group of local criminals, causing his mother to disown him. He falls in love with the daughter of the group's leader, marries her and eventually rises to the top of the organization. When Shankur's mother still refuses to see him, he must choose between his life of crime and his family.