Granny (ajji) desperately searches for her 9-year-old granddaughter, who has gone outdoors at night to do a small chore and does not return. After thoroughly searching their slum, they find her brutally raped. The authorities hesitate to make a conclusive investigation since it appears that the perpetrator is a local goon whose father runs a huge business. Granny decides to get justice nevertheless and makes a detailed plan.
Most of the scenes are set during the night, and the skilfully created atmosphere of dread along with the masterful, dynamic camera movements through small alleys not only bring out the tension in the slum but also the darkness of the characters.
In his second film, this talented newcomer from Bengal poses wise and relevant questions about this important issue in India today, and about the relation between an individual's moral principles and those of the surrounding society.