Chingaari is a tale of rebellion against the tyranny of a powerful temple priest, played by Mithun Chakraborty. He is a sadist who terrorizes the villagers in the name of religion. Sushmita Sen plays a prostitute working in Ila Arun?s brothel. Mithun is attracted towards Sushmita and often comes to visit her. Anuj Saawhney comes to the village as the postman, and develops a soft corner for Sushmita and he rebels against Mithun?s tyranny.