While Gandhi was hailed as the father of the nation, his son Harilal always resented the fact that for him, he was like a father who never was. But rather than forgiving his father, Harilal chooses to tread the path that is completely against his idealistic father's principles. A frustrated Harilal Gandhi goes haywire in a bid to embrace success. He cheats people of their hard-earned money by using his father's pious name. He doesn't bay an eyelid before visiting brothels and converting to Islam. His wife disowns him and, in the end, even his doting mother asks him to leave her house when he comes drunk to meet his parents.