'Chingari' is based on three characters. It is the story of a young and innocent postman, played by Anuj Sawhney, who comes as a crusader with innocent views. Sushmita plays the character of Basanti, who is a humiliated, frightened and ravaged sex worker.
She falls in love with the postman but is not allowed to dream of a relationship with him. She revolts and that creates a spark or chingari. Mithun Chakraborthy plays Bhuvan Panda, a village priest who misuses his powers and incidentally, falls in love with Basanti.
The film is based on a true story by Bhupen Hazarika and was originally set on the Bhutan-Assam border. The movie has been directed well by Kalpana Lajmi