Mahadevan (Nassar), a middle-aged government employee who leads a very normal family life with his wife, a son and his father who is also living with him. He lives a budget life, rides an old scooter, wears out-of-fashion clothes and bears a sullen expression on his face for all the reasons above. He is unhappy with his present life which is monotonous and feels that he should lives a modernized life which he has missed in his earlier life.
This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago.
Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running.