Awara is a Raj Kapoor classic that is set on the backgrounds of good vs the bad. Judge Raghunath convicts Jagga, a man whose father was a criminal, for rape on trivial evidence. In order to prove that there is no evidence that criminals are born to criminals, Jagga kidnaps Judge Raghunath's wife. He lets her go after four days but Raghunath does not accept her pregnant wife. She gives birth to a son named as Raj who is trained to be a thief by Jagga. Meanwhile he is also kept away from his childhood love Rita. Will Raj ever com to know that Judge Raghunath is his father?