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.