Fired is a real time depiction of the last two hours in the life of a CEO who has recently fired almost half his employees, set in an empty office space, which also acts as a major character, enhancing the suspense of the film.
At the H.W.L.S Head Office in London, the egotistical maniac, Joy Ahluwalia, the CEO of the company, decides to repair his scandal-ridden work record and prove to himself and his partners that he can, indeed, care for his family and be an able leader in an economic meltdown that affects everyone. He is responsible for firing almost half the employees in London and implement major cut-downs.
In the turmoil that follows, he decides to sack the manager Ruby, a 29-year-old seductress with whom he has been having an affair that affects his personal as well as his professional life. After a day of ultimate stress Joy finally decides to finish off all his paperwork and stand proud in front of his partners for a board meeting that will definitely change his life.
Almost after 5 hours of the firing incident, the final two hours in the office are stressful. The real time depiction of the horrific time spent by Joy at the empty office filled with the curse of people who have been recently fired is the crux of the film Fired.
It's a supernatural influence that keeps Joy haunted in his own empty office, and also the twin demons of Prozac and insecurity that turn a happy go lucky man into a stark-raving suicidal guy. In a matter of couple of hours the strong man Joy turns into a pleading mad guy seeing ghosts of his lover and her kid at every nook and corner. Everything around in the seemingly nondescript office becomes the targets of his paranoia, fed by the crazy hallucinatory effects of his anti depressant pills.