Through a series of immoral import/export deals, the Bhatia family rises from relative darkness to enormous wealth and reach such a status and position that they can afford to reside in a palatial mansion in South Delhi.
Mukund (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), jovial patriarch of the family, struggles to balance his successful professional life and his over-pampered family. Kalpana (Lillete Dubey), his overexcited and sharp-tongued wife, does nothing but commands an over-staffed and disorderly team of servants which consists of Rohini, a nineteen year old girl who dreams of becoming a film star; Udai Singh, the semi- alcoholic cook; Chottu, an over-excitable and effeminate butler of sorts; Venkat and Nataraj, two timid South Indian drivers who are overwhelmed by life in Delhi; and Raghu, who has practically helped raise Jai and Madhu, the teenage Bhatia kids, since the time they were born.
When Jasper (Lee Williams), the idealistic son of an important British business associate, arrives in Delhi to begin a tour of India, he is overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of the city as well as the contradictions and nuances of the colorful manner in which his hosts, the Bhatias, conduct their lives. As he is drawn into household dynamics, he slowly begins to find his presence has upset the natural order of things and that his first day in Delhi might just prove to be more than he bargained for.
“Delhi In A Day” is a comedic portrayal of upper-class Delhi society, examining class differences in the context of a contemporary Delhi family home.