Bollywood thriller about a joke that spirals out of control. Ajay (Rishi Kapoor), is an honest and straightforward college boy who becomes friends with Nisha (Neetu Singh) and Vikram (Rakesh Roshan). In jest, the three decide to play a practical joke on a local jeweller, writing a letter demanding money and signed 'The Black Cobra'. The jeweller, thinking the demand is for real, pays the money - and is murdered the very next day. The three students find themselves way out of their depth as they become the subject of scrutiny not only for the police, but for the real Black Cobra gang, who turn out not to be merely a figment of their imagination.