Cast (in credits order)
Naseeruddin Shah ... Dinshaw F. Sethna
Dimple Kapadia ... Katy D. Sethna
Saif Ali Khan ... Cyrus Mistry/Xerxes
Boman Irani ... Farokh F. Sethna
Simone Singh ... Tina F. Sethna
Cyrus (Saif) is an art/pottery student, come to apprentice under the famous, but defunct in his old age, Dinshaw Sethna (Shah). Sethna lives in Panchgani, away from city-life, with his pretty, but dissatisfied wife Katy (Dimple). He also has a brother Farokh (Irani) who lives with his demure, docile wife Tina (Simone) and his old father Fardoonjee (Honey Chaya) in Pune, where Farokh manages his father's property, an apartment building. As Cyrus settles into the Sethna household and begins an affair with Katy, under Dinshaw's unsuspecting nose, he along with helping with household chores is often sent into Pune by Katy, with gifts for her father-in-law. Slowly but surely, amiable Cyrus is embroiled into Katy's devious plan, to get what she thinks she deserves . . .