Masaan movie basically tells two separate stories of Devi Pathak (Richa Chadda) and Deepak Chaudhary (Vicky Kaushal). Devi, who herself is a student falls for a guy of her class. Everything goes well until she is caught red handed with a fellow student in a shady hotel by inspector Mishra (Bhagwan Tiwari) and her life changes after that. Mishra now starts to blackmail Devi and her father (Sanjay Mishra).On the other hand, Deepak, who earns his living by working on the ghats of Ganga falls in love with Shaalu (Shweta Tripathi) belonging to the upper class. Their love is against the norms of the society. How Devi and Deepak get out of their respective miseries without trouble forms the rest of the story.