It's a story of Mumtaz (Tabu) who loses her parents in riots & communal violence. Her uncle is the only family member left to fend for her. She decides to go to Mumbai to start a new life. She gets a temporary job as a bar dancer in Chandni bar, with which she is totally uncomfortable. But, she has to do this until her mama finds a job. After few weeks, she becomes friends with the co-bar dancers. But as she get a hang of her new life, there is a shock in store for her. She gets raped by her Mamu. This devastes her life completely & hence she looks forward eagerly to go to Chandni bar every night to avoid her Mamu. There she meets Potya(Atul Kulkarni), an underworld gangster. Could this be a new beginning for Mumtaz?