Shivaji Rao (Anil Kapoor) hails from a middle class family. He works as a
journalist for a satellite television channel and is in love with Manjari (Rani
Mukherjee), a village belle. He volunteers to do a television interview with the
Chief Minister (Amrish Puri), which is to be telecast live. At the interview,
Rao questions the Chief Minister on various controversial issues like corruption
and caste clashes that are prevalent in the state. The Chief Minister, who shows
his displeasure on being interrogated, challenges him to act as the Chief
Minister of the state for a day. Shivaji accepts the challenge.