By Pritam Roy(17 Jul 2008)
The story is set within a year after the events of Batman Begins. After taking out Ra's Al Ghul's plan and the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Jonathan Crane AKA Scarecrow (Cilian Murphy), Batman / Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) continues his seemingly-endless effort to bring justice to Gotham's crime and corrupt. With the help of Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and new appointed District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. The partnership proves to be effective, but this time, The Dark Knight faces a mysterious, sadistic and psychopathic criminal mastermind rising known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), whose eerie grin makes him more dangerous than what he has yet to unleash. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal and it becomes an agenda to both enemies that only one of them remains and are willing to break every part of what they believe in to stop the other. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal).