Shaktiman is a film that tells the story of a wealthy, childless couple living in Bombay who leave the city on holiday. While traveling, they adopt the son of a male servant in their household. When they return home, the child's birth mother is utterly dismayed to learn of this development. Eventually, the wealthy wife becomes pregnant herself and leaves Bombay. She gives birth to a son but then meets with an unfortunate accident that takes her life. At this juncture, the birth father of the adopted son wants to kill the new born son of the wealthy woman. The birth mother wants to get the baby to his wealthy father, alive.