Janki Kapoor (Nutan) and her two sons Ravi Kapoor (Kumar Gaurav) and Vicky Kapoor (Sanjay Dutt) come from a poor family, and have difficulties making ends meet. To add to this burden, the family has to content with the waywardness of Vicky Kapoor, who is always getting into trouble with the law. Vicky is determined to get a job in Dubai as he has heard of thousands of Indians making a successful living there. Ravi arranges for his visa and the money to go to Dubai.
Once in Dubai, the Kapoors receive no word from him, and eventually give up on him. Vicky has encountered problems in Dubai, as he was cheated out of a job and his visa was obtained fraudulently. In order to remain in Dubai, he must work for ruthless international smuggler Rana (Paresh Rawal), and must earn his keep or be turned over to the authorities.