Vidya (Rakhee) and Ranvir (Amjad Khan) are in love and Vidya becomes pregnant. While he insists on an abortion Vidya insists that she will bear the child, bring him up. Ranvir leaves Vidya who dies with the impression that her child was a still-born. But the child grows up, passes through the vicissitudes of life without a family name, a man without education and without any values. As years roll by, fate brings the father and his first son face-to-face, though they do not know how they are related. Kunvar Ranvir is so much impressed and affected by the qualities of the Laawaris- Hira (Amitabh Bachchan), who has been spurned by the society, that he develops affection for him. Will Ranvir finally find out the truth and acknowledge his son. Watch Laawaris, the story of that man's quest for food, for love and belonging.