Ghaath is a picture about a young ordinary man's fight against the corrupt system. Manoj Bajpai is the son of Anupam Kher and has a dream of joining the police force to serve his country and fight against corruption. He sets out for his training and is trained by Om Puri. Due to Manoj Bajpai's minor hassle with the local goon, he is deprived of a place in the police force. He later gets entangled with a corrupt police officer who starts creating problems for Manoj Bajpai. Manoj Bajpai decides to end the corruption and put Mamu behind bars.