Set in the years before the war of 1971 broke out, Ranjha Refugee is the story of a boy who is bereft in India during the partition of 1947. In the present day, Ranjha is in love with Preeto but she is going to get married to someone else. Ranjha makes efforts and succeeds in breaking her wedding.
Following this he is barred from his village and ends up in the army. While on the border, he comes across a trespasser army man from the other side who is his look-alike. A series of events leads this trespasser Refugee from Pakistan come to India and take on Ranjha's place.