Ravi and Padmini share a strained relationship due to their teenage son Buddhi?s intellectual handicap. Buddhi, a mildly autistic slow learner displays his flair for art but his parents, with their middle-class insecurities, neither recognize nor encourage his talent.
Driven by Padmini?s social insecurities and ravi?s guilt for dropping Buddhi as a baby, the parents chase an unreal dream of seeing their son as a normal, good student who, like others, must become an engineer or a doctor. While dr. Sen, the neurologist, tries hard to make Padmini accept the reality, Ravi?s accidental meeting with Dr Sathya ? the maverick scientist, leads him to the experimental ?Brain Booster? that can make Buddhi a genius. The side effect of this unnatural drug reveals the dark side of their dream, something the parents had not bargained for