In the Bengali language, 'Kangal' means 'beggars' and 'Malsat' means 'war cry'. The name of the movie literally translates to 'War cry of Beggars'.
This fantasy fiction movie portrays the presence of two imaginary groups in contemporary Bengal: Choktars and Fyatarus. The Fyataroo are flying human beings; while, the Choktor are a sect of black magicians.
Bhodi, the head of the Choktors, initiates a total war against the ruling communists of West Bengal, India and the Fyataroos join hands with them.
Under the guidance of Calcutta's progenitors, Dandabayash (ageless primordial talking crow) and Begum Johnson (a half Indian, half British lady who had lived between 1732-1818) they embark upon a historic insurrection, jointly launching guerrilla attacks against the Government.
Skulls dance in crematoria and flying-discs flutter in the skies and cry anarchy, resident ghosts gossip and prattle, and the police is in total disarray. The government is forced to surrender and offer a peace proposal to the joint force.
This keenly analytical movie dissects the prevailing political environment using the instruments of fantasy, comedy and sarcasm.