Mohan lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay along with his dad and mom. One day while returning home, his dad and he get run over by a truck and get hospitalized. He survives, loses his left leg but his dad passes away. His mother makes a living stitching clothes. She enrolls him in St. Andrew's High School, Khar, where he befriends two wealthy youth, Vijay Sharma and Ajay Verma. While both of them like Mohan, they hate each other as their respective fathers are rival businessmen. When Mohan gets them to befriend each other, their dads decide to separate them, with one being grounded and the other being sent to a far-off boarding school. But both friends decide to run away from home - not realizing that soon they will be at the mercy of bandits, venomous scorpions, wild animals, and a ferocious and wounded man-eating tiger.
Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II.
Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.