Set in the Bombay underworld, an Indian version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." The action centres around Maqbool, the brutally efficient second lieutenant in a crime gang headed by the aging Abbaji. Maqbool is less than pleased at the prospect of young upstart Guddu romancing Abbaji's daughter. Marrying her seems the only way Maqbool can gain control of the syndicate--until he meets Nimmi, Abbaji's mistress. Nimmi is immediately taken with Maqbool and before long the pair are plotting their takeover.