Bollywood assistant director and aspiring writer, Shekhar Giriraj allows a friend, Rajesh Kumar, to live with him in his room Chawl, after the afternoon is dismissed by the Director, Ghosh. Shortly after Shekhar quits his job, he writes a script for a movie, and accepts a preview of V.C. Chhadha. recruitment for this project starts, but finds his life shattered when their work is plagiarized by Rajesh; his girlfriend, Mansi, reigning Bollywood actress, leaves her abusive and demanding family, and publicly declares that she moved with him. Unemployed, forced to marry Mansi, it becomes negligent, alcoholic, and is on a path of self destruction, which requires Mansi leave.