The Rough Book is a hard look at the education system in India. Though one of the finest systems in the world, the lacunae in the system have created issues which are threatening to clog the channels of learning in contemporary India today. The Story based on actual experiences of parents, teachers and students is told through the eyes of a teacher, Santoshi Kumari, who rallies through a divorce with a corrupt income tax officer to become a teacher of physics in school. Her pupils are in D division - "D" sarcastically referred to as Duffers within the school by both the students and other teachers. How Santoshi tackles a system to set her own terms for her students, forms the bulk of a simply told, yet completely thought provoking and urgent film. The rebellion of the teacher and her students are internalized to make a relevant and contemporary movie.