Aadmi, is the story of an honest man (Vijay M. Srivastav) and his fight against corruption and country's traitors, but he is trapped and jailed for a crime (murder of his own parents and brother), which he never committed. Vijay Srivastav lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Bombay along with dad, Mohanlal, mom, Sharda, and a younger brother, Raju. His father and brother manage a restaurant named 'Sahiba', while Vijay works as a Supervisor at the Ordnance Factory that manufacturers RDX for the Government of India and also moonlights as a self-defense instructor. He meets with wealthy Rekha, the only daughter of Advocate Saxena, and both fall in love with each other. Their respective parents meet and arrange their marriage. While his father went to invite Vijay's office boss Trikal, became witnessed Trikal's terrorist activities. Trikal and his son-in-law, Minister D.P Singh were involved with anti state works. They sent two henchmen to kill the family of Vijay. In a bomb blust all three members of Vijay's family murderd and Vijay was arrested by the police and charged with killing his parents and brother, tried in court, found guilty, and sentenced to five years in jail. On his first day behind bars, he is approached by jailor Samsher Singh as well as DCP Deshmikh, who asks him to cooperate and abduct one Deepak, the son of an underworld don, and if he does so, he will only aid the police but his crime will be pardoned and he will be released. He comes out of jail, abduct Deepak and returned to jail with good faith but latter realizes that Deepak has nothing with any underworld don but he is the son of honest Man Hiralal. The whole trap was made by his ex boss Trikal. Corrupt DCP Deshmukh is working for Trikal. Now Vijay burst on anger and fled from jail to destroy his enemies all. Among other things, this film was notable for well known villain Shakti Kapoor's rare positive role of an honest police officer.