Laila is a bright young woman from Delhi with cerebral palsy. She falls in love with Nima, a boy in her class. When Nima rejects her, a heartbroken Laila accepts a place at university in New York. There she meets Khanum, a blind Pakistani girl. Slowly their friendship blossoms into a tender romance, and Laila is made to reconsider everything she thought she knew about herself and her world.