When the dreaded International Mercenary Abrush (Danny Danzongpa) is trapped by the Army in a valley near the border, he retaliates by kidnapping a minister called Mishra (Govind Namdeo). Even as Abrush starts negotiations with Col. Hussain (Om Puri) for a safe passage, the officer sends in his crack team of para commandos lead by the highly decorated Major Jaidev Rajwansh (Anil Kapoor) to storm Abrush s hide-out and rescue the minister. Most of the commandos are ambushed and shot down. But yet Jai accompanied by just two surviving soldiers rescues Mishra and manages to capture Abrush. Because of his dare devil capture, Jai becomes a hero. Anjali (Madhuri Dixit) has been in love with Jai ever since their childhood. But Jai regards her as his best friend. In a party Jai falls in love with Pooja Mallappa (Namrata Shirodkar), daughter of General (Retd.) Mallappa. Jai blissfully tells Anjali that he loves Pooja and wants to marry her. Anjali is stunned and desperately tries to convince him of her love. But Jai rejects her. Hurt and humiliated Anjali is like a wounded tigress. This is the very opportunity that Abrush's followers have been waiting for. They can now kill two birds with one stone-spring Abrush from army custody and completely discredit Jai once and for all. Will she fall in with their evil designs? She love Jai, will she destroy him? Will jai ever clear his name? Who will stop Abrush from his evil intentions? For the answers, see 'Pukar'. A story of a dangerous mission and even more dangerous love.