Poor but artistic Kashmiri boy Noor (Aditya Roy Kapur) falls in love with an aristocrat Firdaus (Katrina Kaif). They get together, move apart and then come back together again. Firdaus, is daughter of Begum Hazrat (Tabu), she hatches a scheme to end his quest for true love. – But what happens to Noor’s obsessive fitoor when Firdaus decides to marry rich Pakistani politician Bilal?
However, they leave the viewers rather cold and unconcerned despite mouthing some seemingly passionate lines. Katrina is good so long as she has to just be herself. So she dances, smiles and flirts cutely but the minute a dramatic scene comes up that patent “moist eyes and dewy lips” act draws attention to her utter inadequacy as a performer.
Though inspired from Charles Dickens’ classic Great Expectations it doesn’t quite make you flow along unquestioningly with the sequence of events, nor does it make you root for the protagonists and their class struggles, as did the novel.