Seth Dhanpath Rai (Sanjeev Kumar) is the country's most powerful smuggler, surrounded by his fortress of power and money. Till one day, his daughter Sonia (Poonam Dhillon) falls in love with Ravi Malhotra (Shashi Kapoor), a police officer and wants to marry him. Dhanpath Rai realizes that his son Vicky (Randhir Kapoor) has taken a path that goes against the one he walks. That is when the question begins to haunt him - What is more important? His children's happiness or what he is which gives him so much power and money. Will Dhanpath Rai's question be answered before it's too late? Will he find life's true wealth?
Sawaal is a powerful confrontation of life's greatest motivating forces - self against selflessness, love against power, good against evil - presented in great performances by acting legends like Sanjeev Kumar, Waheeda Rehman and the rest of cast and supported by Khayyam's melodious score. Sawaal is directed by Ramesh Talwar in the tradition of Yash Chopra's films.