‘Jaanwar’ is a story of the reformation of a hardened criminal, Akshay Kumar, by the love of a lost child he finds accidently. ‘Jaanwar’ opens with Akshay Kumar and Ashutosh Rana, hardened criminals working for underworld don Shakti Kapoor. A cop, Ashish Vidyarthi, relentlessly pursues them. Akshay has to flee on the day of his marriage to his dancer sweetheart Karishma Kapoor.On the run he finds a small boy separated from his parents by a train accident. He starts a new life, away from crime, working as a blacksmith to bring up the boy. But his old associate Ashutosh Rana discovers him . The underworld Don, his fiance, the child’s parents and the police, all get after him and the film climaxes in a big fight.