Naqli Nawab is a romantic cum drama based movie. The story starts with a pick pocket man Yusuf (Manoj Kumar) who was also a shayar. Two nawab brothers Bade nawab and Shouqat miya (Ashok kumar) and they had younger sister Shabnam who fell in love with Yusuf but because of her family status, she did not tell it to anyone. However, Shouqat discovered that Yusuf was his friend son who had lost in a fair many years back. Shouqat elated as he promised his friend that he will search his son Yusuf. Everything goes well and they fix up the marriage of Shabnam and Yusuf. The story brings twist when Yusuf, Shouqat and Bade Nawab were trapped in a murder mystery and how they get out of it.