Chalo Paltai is an economical film. One can see two films in one. The narrative is split down the middle to tell one story in the first half and a different story in the second. The same characters appear in both segments.
It is the absence of one of the two main characters -- Gaurav -- in the second half that turns "Chalo Paltai" into a different film where the director changes his message, his treatment and his metaphors without conviction.