Based in the year 1953, Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha), a young and vulnerable looking girl lives with her father who is a Zamindar in an aristocratic world. In this tranquil existence enters an archaeologist, Varun (Ranveer Singh) seeking help from the Zamindar with a letter from the Archaeological Society of India.
With his remarkable knowledge of books and music, and expertise in his own field, Varun impresses the Zamindar, stealing his way into the life and heart of the family; especially Pakhi's. As love blossoms, Pakhi is drawn towards Varun's captivating reserve and easy-going charm.
Following a series of inevitable uncertainties and misunderstandings, she comes to terms with her feelings for Varun on the eve of his departure. She shares it with her father and Varun finds himself agreeing to marry Pakhi. But strange are the quirks of fate, queer the vicissitudes of misfortune. A shocking realization about Varun shatters Pakhi's life. She turns reclusive. Pakhi struggles to move on with her life, determined to forget him and their relationship. Until one day, he lands up at her doorstep under the most extraordinary circumstances. What happens next? How would Pakhi react to this?