The directorial debut for Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah is an ensemble drama that weaves together the threads of four disparate tales. The lives of four characters from very different backgrounds - besotted new bride Tilottima (Konkona Sen), drug-snorting stockbroker Salim (Irfaan Khan), poverty-stricken but brilliant student Rahul (Ankur Khanna) and Rajubhai (Paresh Rawal), whose true love is stuck in a marriage to a drunken and abusive husband - become inextricably linked through a tragedy that affects them all.
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The runaway bride
Tilottima Punj (Kokona Sensharma) is on top of the world because she's married Hemant (Jimmy Sheirgill) who she met and loved through the Net. In spite of their sizzling chemistry; their honeymoon is cut short because he has to return to his job in the US. Now Tilottima will do what it takes - fight with ma-in-law lie to the immigration officer - just to wing her way back into her husband's arms.
The fugitive stockbroker
Salim Rajabali (Irrfan Khan) is the stockbroker son of a Godmother. He's besotted by the much older but sensuous Namrata (Suhasini Mulay). Even as he involuntarily gets involved in a killing he discovers that she has been cheating on him. Before the shattered man can gather his wits his mother (Saroj Khan) forces him to pack his bags and flee the country before he's implicated further.
The excited student
Rahul Bhide (Ankur Khanna) is a brilliant but poor student who's already got admission into a prestigious university abroad. But he's hardly excited nor appears to be too keen on going because of a lack of funds and an incapacitated father. Almost overnight almost magically all his problems get sorted out and he finds himself flying out to a brighter future.
The uncomplicated showman
Rajubhai Patel (Paresh Raval) is a small time organizer of foreign shows. To be a part of his show will cost an aspiring dancer/singer a few cool lakhs. But nobody is complaining least of all Rajubhai. Till old flame Tara (Ratna Pathak Shah) has to mortgage her house to pay him the money to take her only daughter into his show. And so the seasoned and hardened Rajubhai finds himself fathering a wide eyed innocent girl on her first trip abroad.
Four people? Tilottima Salim Rahul and Rajubhai from four disparate worlds of dissimilar backgrounds?
Four people with distinct hopes and diverse motives...