Siddharth “Sid” Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor) is the carefree son of wealthy businessman Ram Mehra (Anupam Kher) and Sarita (Supriya Pathak) inMumbai. Depicted as a spoiled slacker, Sid shows little concern for his plans after college, barely studying for tests and having no interest in working for his father. On the night after the final exams, he meets Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma), an aspiring writer recently moved away from her hometown ofCalcutta and a few years older than Sid. With the help of Sid, along with his friends Rishi (Namit Das) and Laxmi, Aisha finds a small apartment overlooking the city skyline. She also lands a job at Mumbai Beat (based onTime Out! Mumbai), a hip magazine run by editor-in-chief Kabir (Rahul Khanna), whom Aisha is attracted to.