In a bustling Indian city gearing up for the latest celebrated political elections, 4 individuals find themselves embroiled in a gruesome game of crime and politics. A young activist encounters a shocking and disturbing road accident which leaves a prominent political figure in a critical condition. A lone girl on the street believes it to be a murder and a porn film maker claims to have documented proof that will bring the government down. The government then brings a high ranking bureaucrat for some damage control. As days go by, the individuals discover the government's secret: a vision of a new metropolis, a pipe dream - a dream called ''Shanghai''.