Raj (Raj Kapoor) lives in a slum with his mother after being estranged from his father (Prithviraj Kapoor), a wealthy judge, who left his wife on suspicions of infidelity. Thrown out of school and forced to steal and cheat to make ends meet, Raj becomes a talented petty criminal, thanks to Jagga (K. N. Singh), a criminal who has a score to settle with the judge. Upon growing up, fate brings Raj in contact with his childhood friend, Rita (Nargis), and his father. Circumstances lead Raj to kill Jagga in self-defense and the case ends up in the courts of his father. What happens when they learn who they truly are?
Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithviraj, Shashi Kapoor, Leela Chitnis, K. N. Singh, Shashiraj, B. M. Vyas, Cuckoo, Leela Mishra, Prayag Raj, Baby Zubeida, Om Parkash, Rajoo, Mansaram, Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor