Shamshera is the story of a rebel and his tribe. The Khameran is a warrior tribe that assisted the Rajputs during their battle against the Mughals. After the Rajputs are defeated, the Khamerans leave and try to settle in the city of Kaza. The Kaza residents, however, banish them due... to their lower caste status. The Khamerans face a tough time. With no other option, they turn into plunderers and make life hell for the rich residents of Kaza.
Shamshera (Ranbir Kapoor) is the leader of the tribe and under his guidance, the Khamerans become quite notorious and dreaded. The Kaza residents approach the British government for help against the Khamerans. Inspector Shuddh Singh (Sanjay Dutt) is given the responsibility. They attack the Khamerans and almost defeat them. Shuddh Singh then gives Shamshera an offer. He tells him to surrender and in return, he'll allow the rest of the Khamerans to settle in a faraway place where they can regain their lost glory. Shamshera agrees. He and the rest of the tribals are taken to Kaza Fort. However, Shuddh Singh cheats them. He imprisons all Khamerans and tortures them.
Shamshera makes his displeasure clear to the British and Shuddh Singh. Shuddh Singh then gives him another offer. If the Khamerans are able to produce 5000 grams of gold, they’ll be let off. This time, they make this deal official by signing an agreement. Shamshera finds out that there’s a secret tunnel in the pond which connects to the Azaad river outside. He wants to find the tunnel and escape so that he can arrange for the funds. While escaping, he gets caught. Shamshera had told his wife (Iravati Harshe) before the escape that if he is caught by the authorities, she should disown him. Hence, she announces that Shamshera is a coward who was trying to flee, leaving the Khamerans behind. She does so to spare the lives of her fellow Khamerans. The Khamerans stone Shamshera to death.
Shamshera’s pregnant wife gives birth to Balli. 25 years later. Balli (Ranbir Kapoor) is a carefree, young lad. He has no respect for Shamshera as he has grown up hearing only ill about his father. Shamshera’s trusted aide Pir Baba (Ronit Roy) gives him training which makes him capable of all untoward situations. After Shuddh Singh humiliates Balli, his mother tells him the truth about his father. Balli decides to fulfil his father’s wish. He tries to escape from the Kaza Fort. Unlike his father, he’s successful and he manages to find the secret tunnel through which he escapes and reaches the city of Nagina. What happens next forms the rest of the film.Read More