Roti Kapada aur Makan is the story of love and romance which overshadows the grim miseries of life. It is the story of Bharat , who is a pious and modern unemployed illiterate youth lost in the stampede of struggle, strife, tragedy, dejection and betrayal. It is the story of Sheetal a glamour struck, riches aspiring girl in love with Bharat. Of her illusions and disillusions of her aspirations and disappointments of her future and past, it is the story of Tulsi a poor labor girl raped by society, nursing the child of 'Roti Kapada aur Makan' and in love with Bharat. It is the story of Vijay a rebel youth, crippled by war but resolute in his convictions. It is the story of happy-go-lucky, Harnam Singh and his struggle. It is the story of criminals Nakiram and Gopal who can barter their honor and even their nation for lust, power and money. It is also the story of an affectionate Mother, duty bound Brother and a rebel sister and many others. 'Roti Kapada aur Makan' in the story of longings and loves and needs.