The film revolves around the lives of seven couples entwined in the complexities of relationships . Through different couples,the film shows love - love , love-hate , hate - love , hate - hate relations. From the outside, each of them seems like a happy close knit family. However, it gets murkier, as we delve deeper into their secret lives. There is a treachery, deceit and lies! Through the means of the film, the director has tried to bring across the truth behind the relations. Do they actually have the strength to survive the test of time or do they wither away or maybe become stronger , forms the crux of the story line. In the end, Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey has a message that no relationship can be perfectly black or white-it is usually blended into shades of grey and a strong human foundation makes a better society .