First love in anyone`s life holds a special place especially if the memory is filled with the vibrant musings of the city that you grew up in. Benaras holds a special place in Kundan`s heart because not only did he grow up as a typical, god fearing, shiv bhakt-Pandit but also because it was the city that gave him Zoya. Quiet, beautiful with mischievous eyes, Zoya was the girl of his dreams. She was like a breath of fresh air, the first time he saw her on the busy streets, sitting regally in a Tonga. He would follow her everyday to the bazaar, back to her house till one day he mustered the courage to speak to her and tell her his true feelings - his 13 year old heart, smitten by her simplicity.
She of course doesn`t take him seriously and brushes him off. Time passes by and Zoya moves to Delhi for further studies. Love, they say is a feeling that only grows stronger with time and Kundan`s love for Zoya never diminishes, he carries his feelings all through college and his heart flips when Zoya comes back to his town. With Zoya back in Benaras, Kundan is excited as he thinks of telling Zoya how he feels. Zoya finally meets Kundan and confesses her true feelings to him. She is in love but with Akram, a college friend from Delhi and she wants Kundan`s help in marrying him. His world shatters and the rage Kundan feels is inexplicable. He is torn between his true feelings for Zoya and his hearts pleas to help her get her true love because who could understand that pain better than him. He sets out to unite her with Akram and what follows is a tale of love, betrayal, redemption and healing set against the very rooted town of Benaras and the upbeat political environs of Delhi.