Based on the story of six bank robbers, Kaante is the Indianized rehash of Quentin Tarantino's hit Hollywood potboiler Reservoir Dogs. The film takes off with the release from the prison of a veteran gangster called Major (Amitabh). Major is tired of life behind the bars. And, instead of reforming, he plans to pull off a grand heist and rest on his laurels for the remainder of his life. So he hatches a meticulous plan to rob a bank and decides to team up with five more accomplices. The first one to tag along is Ajju (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious chap who has had some experience in robbing banks. And soon others come along. They are – Baali (Mahesh Manjrekar) a drug addict, Bouncer (Sunil Shetty) a quiet but dangerous man, and Mak (Lucky Ali) a cool dude with a who-cares attitude. The sixth man Andy (Kumar Gaurav) is an undercover cop who has joined the gang to spy and foil their plan. The six men assume different identities and names to prevent the plan from leaking out. But someone has already spilled the beans. He is Ajju, who has spoken about the robbery to his wife (Shilpa Shetty). Ajju's wife in turn put a dangerous idea into his mind – which is to kill the other five after the robbery and walk away with the loot. The D-Day comes when the six get into the bank and rob it at gunpoint. But before they could get away, police arrives and a shootout follows. Somehow the six manage to escape and meet again in a dilapidated warehouse.