It’s about two old lovers, of different ethnicity, separately married,and settled in two different Indian metros. He would come all the way from Kolkata to see her in New Delhi. Each time they met, it was a rollicking adventure for both. But good time comes to an end, as it must, when her husband gets to know about the affair, and swings into action. A literary thriller with depth and insight More
Dibakar, a young, up-and-coming painter from Kolkata, arrives in Delhi with his friend Sandip, to participate in a group show at Habitat Centre.
But before they check in their guest house, Dibakar finds out that all of his five paintings are missing from their luggage. This drives him bonkers, because the show is to start just after 48 hours.
In the afternoon of their arrival, a young, vivacious married woman comes to call Sandip, who he introduces to Dibakar as his girlfriend. Sandip leaves with his girlfriend soon after, and does not come back until late at night. On the second day, he goes out again with the same lady who calls him from the guest house gate.
So, while Dibakar sweates it out trying to retrieve his paintings, Sandip has a rollicking time with his girlfriend. Since they stay in the same room, they have time to interact only in the morning when they wake up in the morning, or late at night when they get to sleep. Dibakar does not approve Sandip’s amorous venture becuase back home Sandip has wife and a toddler son.
Thanks to a kind police officer, Dibakar recovers all his paintings just in time. But Sandip gets into trouble being hounded and threatened over phone by her girlfriend’s husband. Things get worse and complicated, and even Dibakar feels worried about his friend’s safety.
Meanwhile, the show is over. To Dibakar’s delight, two of his paintings get sold for good price. It’s time to return. With all precautions, they reach New Delhi station. But what awaits Dibakar there is someting incredible, never-thought-of and a riddle for Dibakar’s artistic sensibilities.