Roshan Ahuja: Manipulative and cocky by nature, Vikram Malhotra, is someone who fiercely pursues all that he believes will bring him money and power. He becomes a rich, street-smart, wheeler-dealer with powerful and sometimes dangerous connections. In other words, a Mr Fixit. The only woman he has ever loved, Geeta Rao, remains his only weakness.
Chitrangda singh: A deeply attractive girl from a middle class family, Geeta Rao spent most of her time shuffling between the two diverse worlds of Vikram Malhotra and Siddharth Tyabji. Caught between the loves of two men. She fell in love with one of them and has since then loved only him. Will it be Siddharth or Vikram?
KayKay Menon: A politically charged man, Siddharth Tyabji, has always been committed to making a difference to peoples' lives. He loves Geeta but his political leanings always end up taking priority over her. In due course, he loses faith in his abilities and that of the law and goes abroad to start life afresh. Does Geeta agree to go with him?
Set against a backdrop of immense political turmoil in the country, HAZAARON KHWAISHEIN AISI is the story of Siddharth Tyabji (KayKay Menon), Geeta Rao (Chitrangda singh) and Vikram Malhotra (Roshan Ahuja). Geeta is in love with Siddharth but politics is Siddharth's first love. Vikram, however, is madly in love with Geeta. Siddharth decides to join the Naxal movement in the villages of Bihar while Geeta goes to England for further studies. Vikram follows up with the connections he's made over the years in college to become a 'fixer' in the corridors of power in a country that is in the throes of political chaos. Five years pass by. Vikram, now the toast of the town, accidentally meets Geeta at a party. She is now a journalist but suffers an unhappy marriage. Hoping to move in when the time is right, Vikram follows Geeta on one of her journalistic trips into a village. Only there he discovers that Geeta is still carrying on her affair with Siddharth. Geeta eventually joins Siddharth's movement in Bihar and soon they get married. It's 1975. A state of Internal Emergency is declared in the country. For Vikram, things couldn't be better. He is on the right side of the power equation but Geeta and Siddharth are in trouble. Still madly in love with her, Vikram uses his connections to save Geeta and get her back to Delhi. At the same time, he gets word that the police have orders to kill Siddharth. He could very well leave Siddharth there to die. But he knows it is important to the only woman he'd ever loved. Through a strange twist of circumstances, Vikram is picked up by the police and beaten up so brutally that he becomes a vegetable. Siddharth finally abandons his passion for politics and decides to study medicine in England. He asks Geeta to come with him.
Does Geeta agree to go with Siddharth or does she dedicate her life to taking care of Vikram?
At the end our protagonists find themselves in situations that only the quirk of destiny could decide.
According to Pritish Nandy, "this is a film about politics, passion, ambition. Three amazing people, each in search of their own destiny. Captured against the backdrop of the notorious Emergency years. You see here the agony and ecstasy of a nation in search of its identity. Post Independent India trying to strike a balance between tradition and change, colonization and freedom, the tyranny of conflicting political choices, each bringing with it its own rhetoric of rage. Sudhir Mishra captures it all in an amazing film that you can easily describe as India's first serious political epic. But that is not where the film stops. In many ways this is also an intimate film. It is a film about relationships. About passions that run deep and occasionally wild. It is about the dreams, ambitions and hopes of young people. About a world that we all yearn for, where nothing is impossible to achieve. I hope it will not only showcase the talent of one of India's finest living film makers but also bring centrestage three truly amazing new actors: Chitrangda, Kay Kay and Roshan Ahuja. PNC is proud to present one of its finest productions: Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi."