After feuding with his father, a local judge (Prithviraj Kapoor), Raj Raghunath (Raj Kapoor) leaves home and falls in with petty criminal Jagga (K.N. Singh). But when he realizes that his new friend was a key figure in a painful saga from his family's past, Raj kills Jagga. Because the crime was committed in the elder Raghunath's jurisdiction, Raj's case is set to be heard by his father. Backed by his long-lost love, a lawyer named Rita (Nargis), Raj prepares for his moment of truth.