Written by : Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (story, screenplay & dialogue)
Directed by : Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
A Muslim poet Anwar Ali (Amitabh Bachchan), and five other men all belonging from different religions, and from different parts of the India join their seventh comrade, Maria (Shehnaz), a native of Portuguese-occupied Goa, to raise nationalist sentiment in that state by hoisting Indian flags on Portuguese forts and buildings.
In the process they find unity and abandon their religious and regional differences.
The film begins with a dying Maria who summons her former comrades and ends with the comrades assembling before her and reiterating their faith in nationalism.