"Daaka" set in a small Punjab village, is the story of an orphan's quest to get married to a girl he loves. In his efforts to earn honestly, he applies for a Loan unsuccessfully and come to know that the Bank Manager had a marriage proposal for his lady love. Unhappy, he plans to loot the bank and implicate the Manager.
At the same time a criminal escape from the nearby prison, things do not go as planned and the two events gets mixed up. By quirk of fate he captures the criminal who offers a ransom to let him go. Desperate for money, he helps the criminal to escape through' the police dragnet.
He is repentant for his misdeeds, as Police come to know of his involvement, his lady love hates him, and the criminal does not pay the promised ransom. How he intelligently devises plans to recapture the criminal and win back his girl, forms the rest of this action thriller.