A simple story of a god fearing, devout Muslim mechanic named Hashmat Ullah (Paresh Rawal), who has been entrusted the job of repairing an old V8 ford engine, not knowing the historic significance that it once carried the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi which were immersed in the holy river 'Sangam'.
He is caught in a complex situation after a powerful bomb explosion rocks his town leading to the arrest of innocent Muslim youths of his locality. A strike to work is called by the prominent Leaders (Om Puri & Pavan Malhotra ) of his community to protest against the unjust treatment meted out to those arrested youths by the police.
Will he support protest and abandon the repair of the engine or go against the wihses of his community.
Thus begins his journey. A journey of Gandhian values and principles. A journey of patriotism. A journey called "ROAD TO SANGAM".