Anari no.1 is the story of two men, who by strange quirk of fate, look identical to each other. One is a millionaire businessman called rahul saxina (govinda) with a family consisting of loving parents (satyen kappu and aroona irani), a scheming uncle and aunt (prem chopra and himani shivpuri)- both of whom secretly keep plotting to gain control over the family fortune. Our second hero raja (govinda) is a waiter in a 5- star hotel. He is an orphan and dreams of becoming a rich man someday. Trying to help him, albeit unsuccessfully, is another millionaire businessman kk (kader khan) kk?s daughter (simran) is in love with rahul. Unfortunately kk keeps mistaking rahul for raja, thereby creating a comedy of error. Sapna (raveena tandon) dreams of marrying a rich man. She meets raja and mistaking him to be the millionaire. Rahul falls in love with her, raja also reciprocates thinking her to be a millionaire?s daughter.
The truth revealed one day and they realized that raja is duplicate of rahul saxina. Raja?s best friend sattar (satish shah) concocts a plan to rahul and plant raja in his place so that they can obtain his fortune. A series of hilarious events later, they succeed in kidnapping rahul and raja to his house. There he meets rahul?s mother who loves her son very much. Raja who has always yearned for a mother?s love feels guilty about deceiving her. All this point enters our villains, tiger (shatru)- a ruthless killer kidnaps rahul saxina. Raja feels responsible and putting his own life at risk, decides to save rahul. Anari no.1 is a film with govinda at his comical best. It is a complete family entertainer with comedy, drama, all bound together by emotional thread and is a must see for everybody.