Retired teacher Dwarka Anand is an idealistic man. His engineer son Akhilesh's buddy Manav is an ambitious capitalist. Manav cherishes his friend - who suddenly dies. Minister Balram Singh announces compensation which Akhilesh's wife Sumitra cannot get despite daily applications before government babus.
Incensed, Dwarka slaps an arrogant official and gets imprisoned. Manav starts a campaign to free him, using social media, roping in wannabe-bahubali Arjun Singh and journalist Yasmin. As hopeful students, hungry labourers and angry middle class citizens join, politicians panic.