A death of an Army officer (Jackie Shroff) occurs and is believed to be the act of a terrorist group headed by Changezi (Mukesh Rishi). Colonel Balbir Singh Sodhi (Amitabh Bachchan) discovers the involvement of minister Veerbhadra Singh(Danny Denzongpa). Colonel Sodhi stages his own death, and starts living as Dadabhai Hathode in Mumbai. Major Ajit Arya (Nana Patekar) is sent in the guise of a Bengali journalist to find out the true identity of Dadabhai Hathode. The truth comes to light and Major Arya and Sodhi bring the minister to justice and end the terrorist group. Tabu is a police officer in love with Ajit Arya, and Jaya Prada is Amitabh's wife.