Sagar Hussain lives a poor lifestyle in India. He relocates to Mumbai in order to better his prospects and finds work at a factory that only hires male employees. On his first day at work he observes all the workers leave their respective workplaces, go to an adjoining room to spy throw on a hole on a woman next door who is taking a bath. The next day he approaches the woman, Sabina, tells her of the intrusion to her privacy, but she mocks him. She does cover the hole, and then subsequently both Sagar and she fall in love and get married. Soon they become parents of three girls. Several years later Sameena approaches a Social Worker, Ambare, and tells him that Sagar has been sexually molesting her daughters for the last eight years. Appalled at this, Ambare informs the Police, Sagar is arrested, held in Central Jail as an Undertrial, and is to be produced before Justice Jaya Reddy, a Judge who has been known to sentence a man to jail for six months for merely throwing a peanut on a woman. Sagar hires a lawyer, Ravi Vishnoi, and his Assistant, Apte, and enters a plea of not guilty even though he has been found guilty not only by the Public Prosecutor, the Police, his neighbors, the media as well as his fellow inmates. What are Sagar’s chances of a fair trial – especially when his very own wife and daughters will be coming forward to testify against him, and his fellow inmates, who have already contracted someone in the ‘safe yard’ to kill him.
After their restaurant is shut down, two Mumbai-based room-mates, Benny Kutty and Babloo Charan Lathi, take new jobs in Mirage Hotel and Ghungroo Bar respectively. While Benny adjusts himself positively in his new get-up and surroundings, Babloo is not exactly thrilled about working in a sleazy dance bar with foul-mouthed squabbling women. Things do change after Benny finds out that the hotel is a front for drugs and prostitution; and Babloo finds out that the bar dancers have entered this profession to educate their respective families and siblings. Then things take a turn for the worse when a news reporter, Mrs. Tejwani, uses her clout to shut dance bars down; and Benny’s supervisor, Negi, asks him to procure dancing girls for his exclusive clientèle.
Ramakant Joshi, Lambodar Jha and Akshay Kumar are residents in the ‘C’ block of a Mumbai Apartment complex with monetary issues. They decide to create a fake organization ‘C Company’ in order to extort 1 Crore Rupees from Ramakant’s son, Purshottam. While Ramakant hopes to recover the costs involved in his ungrateful son’s upbringing; vertically-challenged Lambodar, who is the same height as his school-going son, hopes to boost his career; while Akshay hopes to elope with a gangster’s daughter, Priya, to Dubai. Things hilariously get out of hand after the trio decide to assist other beleaguered Indians – putting themselves in the bad books of the Government; the Police, including ‘encounter specialist’ Inspector Jawle; as well as the underworld led by a Balaji TV-serial addict, Dattubhai.
Employed as a Librarian in Lucknow University’s Tagore Library, Mithilesh Shukla is a 34-year, vertically challenged (just 5’2″) old bachelor, who has an extended family consisting of two sisters and one brother, all married, as well as his widowed mother. His maternal uncle, Advocate Kishorilal Mishra, and his mother persuade him to travel to Bareilly to see a prospective bride, and he does so. He is introduced to statuesque Veena Tiwari, both converse, and find themselves compatible. Shortly, thereafter Veena is introduced to the rest of the Shukla family, the couple get married, and she moves in with Mithilesh. He will soon find people staring at them, as she towers over him, raises the seat of his motorbike, as well as visits a footpath vendor to increase his height. But when everything fails, he starts making excuses not to be seen with her in public. Things only get worse after his employer hires a much taller computer operator, Akash, who is known to Veena, and he suspects both of having an affair. Insecure, and certain that she does not care for him anymore, he decides to follow her around – a decision that will end up changing their lives forever.
Mumtaz is a village girl whose family is killed in communal riots. She moves to Mumbai with her uncle, the only family member she has left. They are desperately poor and her uncle persuades her to become a bar girl at Chandni Bar. This is merely temporary, he promises, until he gets a job. Mumtaz is a shy girl who loathes the work, but she forces herself to dance and flirt. However, the uncle doesn’t keep his promise; he lives on her earnings, drinking them away, and never gets a job. He adds one final, unforgivable crime to the list when he gets drunk and rapes her. By this time she has caught the eye of a gangster called Potiya Sawant. When she tells Potiya what her uncle did to her, Potiya decides to “defend her honor.” Potiya shoots the uncle. Mumtaz, bereft of any male protection in the dangerous slums, marries Potiya. She is determined to make the best of things. She leaves the bar and stays home to raise her two children, whom she carefully protects from the world of prostitution and gangs. However, her world unravels again when Potiya is killed. She has to return to the bar to support her children. In the end, she cannot protect them from their sordid surroundings. Her son becomes a killer, her daughter becomes a bar dancer in her turn, and Mumtaz turns to prostitution in a tragic attempt to save her son.