The story revolves around the Thakur household, which is the most revered family in the entire village.
For generations the villagers have been approaching the eldest Thakur for the most unbiased and fair
judgement. The present judge and head of the family is Thakur Dharamraj (Rajnikant) who lives with
his younger brothers Arjun (Anil Kapoor
)and Nakul (Harish). Arjun and Nakul love and respect their
elder brother so much that they are ready to lay down their lives at one command from him. A young
teacher comes to village and she tries to woo Arjun but does not succeed. The scorned teacher accuses
Arjun of rape and then commits suicide. The person to pass judgement in the case is none other than
Dharamraj. Keeping all evidences in mind, Dharamraj exiles Arjun from the village for 18 years.