During a cricket tournament in the Middle East, 48 hours prior to the final match between India and Pakistan, India’s top cricketer Viraj Sharma (Saqib Saleem) goes missing. Indian authorities get a video tape of an unknown Pakistani Fan, claiming to have abducted Viraj till the India vs Pakistan cricket match two days later and warning them not to cancel the match. To avoid media outrage the Defence Minister of India sends special task force officer Kabir Shergill (John Abraham) to U.A.E for a 36-hour manhunt.”After being received by and getting into a semi-scuffle with a local officer, Saeed Naqvi(Tarun Khanna), Kabir, who is a no-nonsense cop, bumps into a rookie Indo-Emirati police officer Junaid Ansari (Varun Dhawan), who has never been able to solve a case but has a good knowledge of the town which he acquired during his first incomplete case of finding a dog named Bradman.
Both Kabir and Junaid start their investigation with a CCTV footage of Viraj’s hotel and find out that on the night of his disappearance, Viraj went out with a local girl, Samira Dalal(Nargis Fakhri). On confronting her, she reveals that she took Viraj to a friend’s party but he left soon. Kabir and Junaid roam around the town to meet a local goon nicknamed Khabri Chacha (Vijay Raaz) who directs them to a gay playboy Sameer Gazi (Akshay Kumar), the city’s biggest party animal who met Viraj in the same party, but still could not get any clue. Finally, the duo gets a breakthrough by tracking down Viraj’s cellphone from the apartment of a pick-pocketer, Ishika (Jacqueline Fernandez) who claims to have stolen the cell phone from a stranger, the previous night, in a supermart. They also manage to capture the person in the video, but discover that he is just a struggling actor being used as the face in the video by the real kidnapper. However, Junaid is shocked when the actor recognizes the “stranger” Ishika had mentioned as the fugitive who conducted his audition, and rubs a sketch clue of evidence right out to Kabir, who asks Saeed, Junaid’s superior, to identify the stranger.