Pardes revolves around Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan), the foster son of Kishorilal (Amrish Puri) who is a wealthy Indian-American businessman and Gamga (Mahima Choudhary). Arjun, who has been sent by Kishorilal to play cupid between Ganga and Rajiv (Apoorva Agnihotri), his real son, ends up falling in love with Ganga himself. His love is not one-sided, for Ganga loves him too. But, she has already agreed to Rajiv, a westernized NRI with a grave moral void. Will she be able to escape from him when she realizes who he is and unite with Arjun?