Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) is the son of Master Dinanath Chauhan, the village schoolmaster. In his childhood, he sees his father being brutally and publicly killed by villagers, after being framed by Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa). The family is then forced to leave the village. Vijay takes a pledge that he will avenge his father's death. He then looks after his sister and mother by becoming a gangster himself. As he becomes more sucessful he finally meets those people who killed his father. He and his family are now, once again in danger. Is Vijay able to take his revenge. Agneepath is a powerful tale of Vijay's journey.