Gumnaam – The Puzzle begins with an obscure woman (Mahima Chaudhary) driving in a blustery night, who is in the end killed as she drives, and her finger is cut off.
The story at that point turns one of a yearning for performer, Ria (likewise Mahima Chaudhary in a twofold part) who models and acts in music recordings. She has her eyes set on becoming wildly successful in films as a lead on-screen character. Amid one of her shoots, she meets Dev (Dino Morea), a stand-in, who spares her life amid a mischance on the set. She’s inspired with him; soon cherish blooms amongst them and they are on a sentimental high. In the interim Ria is offered a lead part in a movie by throwing chief Rishi Gandhi (Madan) on the condition that she leaves for Shimla the following day. Dev is extremely upbeat about her getting the part and sees her off, wishing all the good fortune.
On achieving the movie executive’s chateau in Shimla, she is acquainted with the movie’s chief, Muni Gandhi (Govind Namdeo), who adulates her excellence and values his associate’s ideal decision of giving her a role as the courageous woman. Gradually Ria starts to see some bizarre things around her. The executive requests that her give a screen test, however when she requests a moment take she is cannot. His collaborator Rishi Gandhi conveys the tape to Remon (Suman Ranganathan), a rich lady in a gigantic chateau in Shimla, the motivation behind why he did as such isn’t clarified. From that point, Ria isn’t permitted to leave the house and furthermore not permitted to make telephone calls. She sees that she is being spied upon by the throwing chief Rishi in her room through a veil. Ria later investigates the basements of the manor and regrettably, finds the dead body of the obscure woman taking after her in a casket. Her doubts of the whole set up begin developing.
The following day, when she awakens, she sees that her hair has been trimmed and finger been evacuated, precisely like the dead lady in the basement. After standing up to the Gandhis, she understands that she is to be utilized as a pawn of coercion from Remon.