The film is a coming-of-age tale of a ten year old boy called 'Chippa', who lives on a footpath of Calcutta's streets. On the eve of his tenth birthday, Chippa's grand aunt hands him a letter written by his father who he has never known. He can't decipher the letter since it is written in Urdu.
In order to unravel this message, Chippa leaves his pavement abode at the stroke of midnight and heads out to discover the city and its street nightlife. the film as seen through Chippa's eyes is full of magic realism, wonder and enchanting conversations with strangers. The night, which is energetic and lively to start with, becomes a little dream-like as the film proceeds.