"Hafta" is the Hindi word for week. It is used as the slang word for a fine, as corrupt police officers and thugs often allow a week for their payment to be delivered. Failure to pay the fine on time may lead to violent consequences, sometimes even death. The sad story of a shoemaker killed by a police constable confirms how serious not paying fines can be.
The plot centres on five brothers from their birth, through their marriages, disputes with their cousins and the epic war of Kurukshetra. It even includes their deaths and afterlives.