Kanpuriye is the story of three Kanpur youths and their dreams hanging by a thread. Jaitun Mishra is slogging for a promotion to be able to marry his lady-love. Jugnu is leaving no stone unturned to become a chef, a profession which his father Lampat Harami - a crude nautanki artist - despises, and rather wants Jugnu to continue their family tradition. Vijay Dinanath Chauhan is a lawyer who dreams big but whose first case to fight is the one filed against him.
The clock is ticking. Will the Kanpuriyes be able to overcome all odds to achieve their dreams, or will life take them for a spin in its strange ways?