Aloke Prasad, son of the powerful lawyer Babu Triloki Prasad, is a highly sensitive boy, involved in the study of music. Thanks to his sister-in-law, Geeta’s indulgence, Aloke manages to attend a music college where he graduates with flying colours. On his return home, however Triloki Prasad, insists his son to give up music and pursue law. Aloke is unable to rebel, but continues to learn music from Sarjubai, who lives in a nearby bustee. Triloki Prasad is shocked to learn of this and has the bustee destroyed, and Sarjubai evicted. Aghast at the ruthless actions of his father, he leaves the house. “Alaap” is the story of Aloke’s life thereafter. In the slums, he meets Ganesh the son of a family coach driver. He marries Radhiya, Ganesh’s sister, and continues his study of music driving a tonga to support his family. Alaap is his story. It is the story of a youth caught in the vortex of his own conviction. It is the story of a conflict between two generations and raises many issues of social relevance. And above all, Alaap is the story of music.