Arjun lives a impoverished lifestyle with his widowed mother in a Chawl in Vikhroli, attends college and hangs out with Chabia. His mother wants him to complete his education and get hired with the Railways, but Arjun wants something better. He is attracted to fellow-collegian, Salma, and even takes part in acting classes just to be close to her. After a number of dramatic events, including being arrested for molesting women, Chabia asks him to borrow money from his mother so that they can make passports and re-locate to Dubai to earn a decent wage and improve their lifestyles. Amidst rising tensions of a war between Pakistan and India, Arjun is all set to ask his mother for a loan; while Chabia's brother, Sudhakar, will accuse him of stealing jewelry.