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  • Kapil's (Naseeruddin Shah) younger brother, Buntu, dies as a result of a drug overdose. Kapil vows to put an end to drugs and drug-dealers, by joining the police. He soon attains the title of C.I.D. Inspector. He lives in Bombay with his mom (Kamini Kaushal). One day his friend from Goa, Albert Pinto (Pankaj Kapoor) is killed in front of him. He vows to avenge his death, but the local police will not permit to do so, and they assign this incident to another inspector. Frustrated, Kapil decides to travel to Goa. Once in Goa, he finds out that he has no powers as a policeman, and the Goa police regard him as a nuisance. He attempts to uncover Albert's death, with the help of Jojo (Archana Puran Singh), but instead gets into brawls, is arrested, and is escorted by the local police, back to Bombay. But Kapil escapes from police custody, and soon he is on the run, not only the police, but local goons also, who will not hesitate to kill him instantly.

  • Bombay's C.I.D. inspector Kapil watches helplessly as his younger brother, Banto dies as a result of drug overdose. He then swears to bring all drug-dealers to justice only to witness the assassination of his friend, Albert Pinto; his aggression to locate the killers of his friends are frustrated by his seniors forcing him to go to Albert's region, Goa. He then seeks help with one of Albert's acquaintance, Jyoti alias Jojo but the Goa police do not allow him to exercise his rights as a police and thus when his investigations starts to show progress he is disregard and is taken back to Bombay. After this Kapil will find that his life is not the same anymore.

  • Plain clothes police inspector, Kapil witnessed his younger brother, Bantu die as a result of drug abuse, when he goes into the outer world he also witnessed another murder, the brutal gundown of his friend, Albert Pinto by local gangsters. He remembers the face of these gangsters and vows to put an end to there lives but he is not permitted to break the law. He then travels to Goa in search of these gangsters and manage to endued the police, every where he goes he kept on hearing about these deadly drugs - brown sugar and cocaine. With the help of a local club danger, Jojo he swears to rid the country of these poison and to average his friend's death by hook or by crook.


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