By Hindustan Times
Irrfan plays a chartered accountant (CA) in New Delhi. His expertise, I suppose, should hold serious value in one of the most corrupt capitals of the world. It does.
He’s essentially a hustler; works in a shady financial front that manages arms deal, drug deal, chit fund, benaami, hawala sort of wealth. The accounts he services would trail up to some politician or the other -- if you doggedly followed the money. But nobody follows this sort of money (Radia, Rajas of the world were plain unlucky).
This CA is no whistleblower either. He’s a willing conduit to various frauds that fund Delhi’s new aristocracy. The reason you see this man hung upside down from his own balcony by his boss, or shot at in the first scene, is because, he unfortunately fell for a girl. She brought him down.