Calcutta, a huge city in India, is vastly overcrowded. Even those who are not desperately poor must limit their travel within the region, simply because of the difficulty of getting from one place to another. In this drama, two friends live on opposite sides of the city, and are unable to bridge the physical gap between them with any frequency, so they resort to telephone calls. A writer (Anjan Dutt) lives in a deteriorating but still stately mansion on one side of town, and his caller is a woman (Dimple Kapadia) who lives in a modern, airy apartment. They met on the phone by accident, when the insomniac woman put through a random call and chanced upon him. Their conversations studiously avoid personal information which would give either of them away, but eventually they break their own rules and the game they have been playing is ruined.