On a breezy summer night, a car is cruising on a beachside road in Mumbai which is very similar to the famous seaview area in Karachi. Suddenly it makes a sharp screeching turn, breaks through a barrier of rocks and crashes into the sea. The next morning the car is pulled out along with the dripping body of the driver. The cops immediately recognize the body; Armaan Kapoor, a famous film actor. The serious inspector Singh arrives at the scene and the investigation begins.
Believe me, things are about to get weird. Inspector Singh is a serious man because his young son drowned in a lake some years ago. He and his wife have moved to a new place, perhaps trying to put the past behind them. His wife is clearly depressed, and the couple is barely talking at home. One morning, the inspector’s wife, gets a visit from a chirpy, lady, who brings a cheese cake to welcome them to the neighborhood. But this lady is more than just a friendly neighbor. She claims that dead people speak through her and she can connect the inspector’s wife with her dead son. The inspector’s wife reluctantly accepts and soon they are sitting in a candle lit room attempting to make contact with the spirit world.
Meanwhile, inspector Singh is making good progress on the case as he discovers that the married film star had some kind of arrangement with prostitutes. Blackmail was involved. Inspector Singh enters the complicated red light area, and starts to unravel the mystery, by following some very interesting, characters. Among them, is a beautiful and alluring call girl, Simran. The inspector asks her questions, and she is surprisingly helpful in this world of shadows and shame. Then there is the intriguing Temur, who is trying to play his own risky game. I really liked how easily a police inspector can move through different kinds of societies. In the mornings, he is sitting in a plush, white apartment, talking to the glamorous, rich wife of the dead movie star. In the evenings, he walks in the dirty streets, where sex is a trade.
The film works because inspector Singh appears to be a tough dude. Yes, the world is a dark and cruel place, but our inspector, it seems, is equal to the task. So when he beats up people to rescue a girl from a prostitution ring, or interrogates a pimp’s assistant, (yeah they have those), we get involved.