By Aditya Chakrabarty(29 Nov 2010)
Deshbandhu colony comprising of a settlement of refugees is situated on the southern fringes of Calcutta.
Atin, the dreamy poet and Ananya's secret admirer, of the locality is worried in not finding her anywhere the next day. She is very important to him and he confesses this to Deepankarda, his friend, philosopher and guide in the locality. His home is facing demolition.
The two people who stole Ananya’s plaid want to sell it to raise money for a computer course. They are desperate to pursue higher education - by any means.
Five guys of the locality spend the entire day idling away their time on the streets doing nothing. Two elderly men, one who runs a shop and the other his customer spend time discussing life and people of the neighbourhood in general.
Atin tells Dipankarda about his love for Ananya and Dipankar offers to help him. He tells Atin that he most probably saw her go somewhere and Atin confirms that it is Park Street therefore Dipankar offers to take Atin to Park Street in search of Ananya and at the same time the two guys are also out on a strange journey of their own where they try to sell the plaid, but are unable to do it and even land up at New Town at night where they come upon Mr. Paul of Paul &Paul who is going to construct a mall in the neighbourhood where they stay. They are turned away and later on Mr. Paul gets rid of them. Somewhere along the path, Dipankar tells Atin about Ananya's family buying an apartment in the new building that is about to raze their colony tenements to the ground.
Atin decides to spend the entire night outside and only go back in the morning. At around dawn, he comes across Mr. Paul and hands him a copy of his collection of his poems which he had found at the construction site. Mr. Paul who has a knack for poetry is pleased and hands Atin his card before leaving and asks him to get in touch with him later as he might have some work for him.
Atin goes back to his neighbourhood only to discover that overnight his home along with homes of several others has been razed to the ground.