Shool is a movie about a police officer Samar Pratap singh (Manoj Bajpai). His ethics, uprightness to fight against injustice follows the book rule. The story is set in Motihari village in bihar. This area is controlled and terrorised by local politicial known as bachhoo yadav who has been the MLA from last 15 years. he has four prominent henchmen – gopal, sudhir, vinod lallan singh and laljee. On his payroll is also several cops including dsp and inspector Hussain . Samar Pratap Singh is being married to Manjari (Raveena Tandon) and has a daughter sonu . The entire movie is primarily focussed on Bachhoo Yadav and Samar Pratap singh. A face to face battle starts between them when they meet at Bachoo Yadav’s marriage anniversary. Bachoo Yadav offers friendship to Samar many time but he refuses. Small clashes start between Yadav's henchemen and Samar which one day leads to death of his daughter Sonu. Samar finds himself guilty for her death and tries to compromise with his principles silently in order to save his marital life. But seeing her husband in dilemma Manjari attempts suicide. This leads Samar to desperation and he vows to eliminate the menaces. Finally he guns down Bachoo Yadav in the middle of State Assembly and proves his stand to the assembly members and public.