When the poor and illiterate Shaikhoo Dada (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) gives up his life savings to bail out Ravi (Raj Kiran) from his financial mess, Ravi begins to revere Shaikhoo as God. Now on the path to success, Ravi marries Soni (Swaroop Sampat) but his rich father-in-law who disapproves of Ravi's affections and respect for a mere commoner starts to create a rift between the two. Knowing the consequences of Ravi rebelling against his rich and powerful father-in-law, Shaikhoo starts to deliberately create circumstances where Ravi will lose all respect for him and move on from this relationship.
A story about choices to be made between relationships - relationships with one's mentor, one's love and family.
- Yet another memorable film from the Yashraj Films stable, Nakhuda is the story of how in the darkest despair blooms the sweetest flowers of love and hope. For Ravi (Raj Kiran), despairing that he will never be able to pay off his debts, hope was in Shaikhoo Dada (Khulbhushan Kharbanda) who lends him the money and what Ravi gives Shaikhoo in the way of love and affection is something that no amount of money can ever pay back.
More flowers of happiness bloom as Ravi gets a job and marries Sonia (Swaroop Sampat), the daughter of the wealthy Seth Jagannath (Madan Puri). As Ravi gains success, he never forgets the man he worships, Shaikhoo. But Seth Jagannath cannot accept that his son-in-law should hold an illiterate, poor man as his God and slowly begins to deviously sow seeds of dissension between Shaikhoo Dada and Ravi.
Shaikhoo Dada realizes this will tear Ravi's world apart and starts deliberately creating circumstances where Ravi will lose all respect for him. And where once there was worship, now there is loathing.
Will Ravi ultimately discover the truth, will he once more find his God?