The movie starts with the entry of henchmen Dabloo Pandey (Ninad Kamat) who is harassing the debt ridden farmers and forcing them to sign their lands to his name. As, Dabloo is the younger brother of the MLA Babloo Pandey (Manav Kaul), not even a single farmer has the guts to go against him and owing to that reason villagers are compelled to attempt suicide. On the other side, Babloo Pandey is prepping for upcoming election and his right hand is a senior police cop B N Singh (Prakash Jha) who keeps protecting him against any case or complaint against him. Things take a different turn, when Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) gets appointed as the first female SP of Bankipur district, Bihar and goes against the men of Babloo Pandey.
How she fights back all the local MLAs (who are running the land mafia with the support of powerful politicians), forms the crux of the story. What price does she and localites have to pay while going against the goons, is something you have to watch in the movie.