Set in Kolkata, this is a character-driven psychological drama in which MICHAEL (Naseeruddin Shah), a loyal, hardworking police officer is ordered by his superiors to open fire on a peaceful crowd of protesters. He shoots away from the crowd but a bullet accidentally ricochets and kills a 12-year-old boy. Michael's career, and whole life start to fall apart especially when he is fired from the force and he begins to receive threatening phone calls suggesting retribution on his own young son. As he struggles to care for his son, his eyesight starts to fail. Taking on odd jobs to survive he works in a local cinema and starts making extra money by pirating movies. The story of a good man falling off the path and his struggle to hold his life and family together.