The Red Veil tells the story of Netra, a young woman sold into prostitution many years back. Thrown into a world of loss hope and despair, she protects herself by remaining indifferent. On a night set amidst an ongoing wedding procession, Netra is asked to dress up a younger girl, Mandira, for work. Mandira, distracted and affected by the festivities, begins speaking of wedding dreams and hopes. Her words and enthusiasm begin eliciting in Netra, feelings and memories that she would rather remain hidden.