Sangram “Simmba” Bhalerao (Ranveer Singh) is an antiheroic orphan from Shivgarh, the same town where Bajirao Singham was raised. He observes how policemen make money in the form of bribes, finding himself motivated to become a police officer, and succeeds. Getting bribes from some local thieves and a jeweller, Simmba enjoys and takes full advantage of the lifestyle of a corrupt cop.
He is soon transferred to Miramar police station, where he sees Shagun Sathe (Sara Ali Khan) and falls in love with her at first sight. He meets his fellow policemen and one of his juniors, Nityanand Mohile (Ashutosh Rana), who is an honest constable, hesitates to salute Simmba as he’s a corrupt cop. To prove his worth in Miramar, he interrupts a pub party run by Durva Yashwant Ranade (Sonu Sood)’s brothers, Sadashiv “Sada” Ranade and Gaurav “Giri” Ranade and demands more money from them, whilst promising that he will let them continue with their illegal activities. Durva agrees and uses Simmba to free a land from an old person Vaaman Rao (Arun Nalawade), who is forced to sign the papers by Simmba. Meanwhile, Simmba develops motherly and sisterly bonds with several women and girls, one of whom happens to be Aakruti Dave (Vaidehi Parashurami), a young woman who reminds Simmba of his teacher.