CUTTPUTLLI is the story of a cop trying to catch a serial killer. Arjan Sethi (Akshay Kumar), 36, lives in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. He has passionately researched serial killers and wants to make a film on the subject. He is reaching out to several Punjabi filmmakers in Chandigarh. However, all
CUTTPUTLLI is the story of a cop trying to catch a serial killer. Arjan Sethi (Akshay Kumar), 36, lives in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. He has passionately researched serial killers and wants to make a film on the subject. He is reaching out to several Punjabi filmmakers in Chandigarh. However, everyone rejects his idea and instead advises him to make a comedy. He then goes to Kasuali to meet his sister Seema (Hrishitaa Bhatt), brother-in-law Narinder Singh (Chandrachur Singh) and niece Payal (Renaye Tejani) on Raksha Bandhan. Narinder is a police officer and insists that Arjan give up his filmmaking dreams and join the police force.
Arjan and Seema’s father is a deceased police officer and hence he will easily get a chance to become one. When Arjan realizes that his goal of making a serial killer film isn’t going to be fulfilled, he agrees. He becomes a sub-inspector and joins a police station whose SHO is Gudiya Parmar (Sargun Mehta). A few days later, the police receive information that a schoolgirl named Amrita Rana (Saina Anarose) has disappeared. She was probably kidnapped in front of her house. The killer leaves a gift box with a doll’s mutilated head. Arjan realizes that the way the doll’s head is mutilated is very similar to how a girl named Samiksha Bharti’s face was mutilated. This girl was found murdered in Parwanoo and Arjan had collected information about her out of habit. He tells SHO Parmar that Parwanoo’s schoolgirl killer kidnapped Amrita. Parmar rejects his theory.
A few minutes later, the cops get a call that Amrita’s body has been found near a train track. The cops take Arjan seriously when they discover a serial killer is on the loose and looking for his next target. A few days later, a third girl, Komal (Laaibah Ali), goes missing. Thanks to Divya (Rakul Preet Singh), a teacher at Komal’s school, Arjan finds out that Komal was seen phoning a car. Arjan chases the auto rickshaw. The driver blurts out that he didn’t kill Komal and that he took her to the home of Purshottam Tomar (Sujith Shanker), who happens to be the math teacher at Payal’s school. Pushottam is caught and it is revealed that he is sexually harassing his students. However, Purshottam denies killing Komal despite the evidence against him. While Purshottam is in custody, the killer strikes again. This time he kidnaps none other than Payal. And as always, he leaves behind the box with the mutilated doll’s head. The killer usually kills the victim two days after the kidnapping. Arjan now has 48 hours to find the serial killer before he fatally damages Payal. What happens next forms the rest of the film.