Major Jaidev Rajvansh (Anil Kapoor) is a brave and successful Army officer. Anjali (Madhuri Dixit) Jai\'s childhood friend, is madly in love with him but Jai loves Pooja Mallapa (Namrata Shirodkar). A heartbroken and jealous Anjali swears revenge on Jai for rejecting her. A series of events leads to Anjali\'s unintentional association with Mastermind Terrorist Abhrush (Danny Denzongpa) and certain corrupt ministers who plan to destroy the town hall on Independance Day. Anjali\'s unintentional act leads to Jai\'s court martial and conviction. Anjali realizes her mistake and decides to get Jai\'s honour back. Will she be able to do so? Will Jai be able to foil the plan of the terrorists before it is too late? Anil Kapoor won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Pukar. Rajkumar Santoshi won the National Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.