Apaharan, is the story of a complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan) set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar, North India. Apaharan is not merely the story of the kidnapping of human beings for mercenary purpose. It is the story of the kidnapping of society itself. The kidnapping of the moral fiber that sustains a civilistion. A story that explores how values and morality are held to ransom in a world fast losing its conscience. Apharan resonates with the cry of spineless and helpless society whose very soul has been abducted. The proliferation of crime, the precarious political balance of coalition politics, the so-called interests of minorities, fractured and purchased vote banks, a submissive and complaint bureaucracy, a corrupt police force?The blurring boundaries between politics and crime... The time of nexus is long gone. Now criminals are politicians and politicians are criminals... Politicians who operate from jails and criminals who operate from ministerial offices? As scared and fearful business communities, and the common taxpayer are extorted to finance this world, there is no right and no wrong. No fear of god, no morality and no principles?Everything can be is acceptable because the conscience of society has been kidnapped. And people of courage and conscience are a rarity, a disappearing anachronism.