Mira Bai Films and N.F.D.C Doordarshan Presents
Produced by: Mira Nair
Music By: L. Subramaniam
Nana Patekar, Anneta Kanwar, Raghubir Yadav
Fed up of being continuously bullied by his elder brother Krishna sets fire to his motor bike and this gets him into big trouble with his mother. She takes him to the nearby Apollo Circus and tells him that he can only come home after he earns Rs. 500/- to pay for the damaged bike. Krishna agrees to do so and finds employment with the circus. One day the Circus Boss asks him to run an errand and when Krishna returns back he finds that the circus has packed up and traveled elsewhere alone with nowhere to turn to and unable to find Rs. 500 to repay his mother he decides to travel to the nearest big city which is Bombay upon his arrival in Bombay he is robbed of all his meager possessions. He follows the thieves and befriends them he ends up in Bombay’s notorious red light area of Falkland Road near Grant Road Railway Station one of the thieves Chillum also a drug pusher and addict helps Krishna get a job with the owner of a tea stall Grant Road Tea Stall Krishan’s get a new name Chaipau and learns to live with it. His goal is to get the Rs. 500 and return home to his mother. Krishna soon finds out that saving money with is surroundings and people near him is next to impossible. To make matters worse he has a crush on a young prostitute Sola Sall he sets fire to her himself and look after Chillum who cannot live without his drugs. He and his pals also rob an elderly Parsi man of his belongings by breaking and look after Chillum who cannot live without his drugs. He and his pals also rob an elderly Parsi man of his belongings by breaking into his house in broad daylight. One night while returning home he and several of his friends are apprehended by the police and taken to a juvenile home. But his detention was not to last very long as Krishna escapes and goes back to his world the world of drug pushers pimps prostitutes and nurture his dream of someday going back to his mother.
5.1 Dolby Digital