Set in New York City in the weeks before and after 9/11, this poignant tale of love set against the forces of hate and intolerance centers on the romance between an aspiring Muslim photographer and a young Sikh widow. Bike messenger Ali Siddiqui (Amit Sial) meets the beautiful but married Saloni (Mahima Chaudhry), a charismatic shop owner who encourages Ali's photography and becomes his muse. Despite Ali's secret and largely unrequited crush on Saloni, he develops a close friendship with her and her husband Harry (Vikram Chatwal). But when Harry dies in the World Trade Center on 9/11, his father (Anupam Kher), a retired Sikh colonel, devastated by grief and anger, directs his longstanding animosity toward Muslims at Ali as the young man's affection for Saloni grows increasingly evident. Unable to accept his son's death, the Colonel threatens to bring a violent end to Ali and Saloni's budding romance.