The film is Based on an incident from the Mahabharata and also made as a play on a Girish Karnad titled Fire in the Rain. The film features Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo appearance as Lord Indra. Jackie Shroff plays the main lead in the film as Puravasu the head priest, Raveena playing the role of his unfaithful wife in love with Yavakri. Nagarjuna played Yavakri the priest's jealous rival and Prabhudeva as a demon who kills Yavakri. While Milind Soman plays the younger brother of Jackie Shroff as Aravasu, the female lead opposite Milind is played by Sonali Kulkarni.
Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.
1863. America was born in the streets. In this movie, we see Amsterdam Vallon returning to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin Bill the Butcher who murdered his father years ago.