Babu is an Indian family drama about an honest young man Babu who is constantly trying to help out others. But that behavior accidentally lands him in jail for two years. After being released, he runs into a woman who once helped him. She became a poor widow in the meantime, so he decides to take care of her and her child even saving money to pay for a girl's good education. Yet, the girl seems unable to appreciate him and his sacrifices and acts as if she was ashamed of him and poverty they live in. That forces him to rethink his whole life.