Jai (Kamal Haasan) a nimble footed choreographer masquerades as Laxmibai Godbole to get a job as an "aayah" (caretaker) of Bharti (Baby Sana) his daughter in Bharadwaj's (Amrish Puri) house, who is his father-in-law. That is the only way he can be with his daughter, who is in the custody of Janki (Tabu), his divorced wife. Jai / Laxmibai's histrionics earn him admiration and gratitude of the Bharadwaj household and the suspicions of Bhanwarilal Pandit (Om Puri), PA to Durga Prasad, the head of the family. Laxmibai has to execute some real smart steps to dodge the advances of Durgaprasad and Haribhai (Paresh Rawal), Jai's landlord who has also fallen in love for Laxmibai and evade the suspicious of the naughty Bhanwarilal. A laugh riot but not without a touch of heart pulling emotion. Overall, a film you will love watching over and over again.