Beautiful Durga (Sridevi) takes up arms to protect her fellow villagers from a vicious thug (Kader Khan) who's been terrorizing them. Durga had refused to join her father in his quest for vengeance, but after her family is killed, she takes the name Sherni -- or tigress -- and joins her dad in the jungle. Now, as one of India's most wanted outlaws, Durga finds herself on the opposite side of the law from the man she loves (Shatrughan Sinha).
Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority".
Jesus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation.
Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.