The film starts off with everybody congratulating lawyer Inder Lal Parihaar (Harshvardhan Rane) after he wins a case. Inder goes home and carries a bottle of liquor and stands in front of a large cherry blossom tree in his backyard that has a date and name carved into it. It was his wife, which leads to a series of flashbacks from Inder’s past.
Saraswati “Saru” Parthasaarthy (Mawra Hocane), a young librarian who everyone thinks is ugly, due to her traditional looks, keeps away any suitable husband. Her beautiful younger sister Kaveri wants to get married, but her father will not allow her to marry before Saru does. This leads into a conflict between the two sisters as Kaveri’s suitor proposed an ultimatum, stating that he will only give her one month to marry him otherwise he will move on, adding pressure on Saru to find a husband quickly. The Parthasaarthy family is a respectful, patriarchal household who lives in a building called the ‘Society’ where the elders, including Saru’s father, monitor the activities that happen in the building while prohibiting any acts of vulgar. One day, Saru’s father and Saru run into Inder, her neighbor and the son of a famous and wealthy lawyer, in the hallway with his girlfriend, a renowned stylist. Saru’s father, who is very strict, is enraged to see the pair embracing each other shamelessly. As Saru hurries past them, Inder is starstruck by her simplicity and beauty.
At work, Saru harbors romantic feelings for Abhimanyu. He is wealthy, handsome and holds a high position in society. Knowing that Saru has a crush on him, Abhimanyu takes advantage of her and makes her do odd jobs for him. Saru, being the hopeless romantic she is by reading love poems that her father disapproves of, tries her very best to please him. Inder comes to the library several times asking her for books an ex-convict like himself can read.
After another multiple rejections, Saru decides to get a makeover so that she may find a husband, however, due to the long waiting list, she is told that she needs a recommendation to get the makeover as soon as possible. With her parents being out of town, she seeks the recommendation from Inder, as he is dating the renowned stylist. While Saru is at his apartment at 4:00 a.m., his drunk girlfriend comes home and presumes that Inder is cheating on her and throws a glass bottle at Saru. However Inder stands in front of her, and the bottle smashes on his back, causing blood to flow. Although Inder urges her to return home, Saru, feeling responsible, passes the night out in order to tend to the wound. The building’s security guard keeps a close eye on the pair even though they do nothing inappropriate. When Saru’s parents return early from their trip, the elders inform Saru’s father that his daughter has spent the night with Inder. Saru’s father is questionable at first but when he sees his daughter and Inder in a compromised position, he immediately jumps to conclusions. Although Saru tries to explain the situation, her father disowns her and curses her by saying that she is now dead.