Three freedom fighters get together in the twilight of their lives near a college in modern India. The college is witnessing an agitation by the students against the authorities and the police for shielding a criminal, who is the son of the college's chairman.
All three of them seem to be haunted by something terrible which happened during their youth. They are unwilling to even acknowledge the existence of that event.
The drama that is being played in the college reaches a climax when the police raids the college violently and a few students are injured and a policeman killed. The honest student leader is the prime suspect and the police launches a hunt against him.
As an atonement for what had happened in the past, the three old men, along with a old woman friend, who brings catharsis to them for what happened in their pasts, shelter the young college leader.
They are unable to save his life eventually, but the very fact that they tried, strikes a poignant chord as they leave the town in a train, peaceful and strangely free of guilt.
The film is a scathing indictment of politics and corruption in India and contrasts idealism with human frailty very gracefully.