Sultana, a small town prostitute and her pimp\r\nKhudabaksh migrate to the metropolis bringing with them their dreams and meagre\r\nbelongings. Sultana goes about her bright and artful seductions but somehow\r\nmisses her targets. Her business collapses. Desperately, Khudabaksh too tries\r\nhis hands at many jobs but is unsuccessful. Sultana's loneliness and despair\r\nget objectified in her desire for a 'salwar' that she needs to complete her\r\nblack ensemble for the observance of mourning of Moharram.