By Divya Solgama(21 Apr 2008)
The film is set in the 1930s when nationalist sentiments amongst Indians was very high. The fight against the British rule was gaining momentum and the entire country rose as one to drive away the British. In this backdrop, a young Indian, Kisna Singh (Vivek Oberoi) befriends and then shields a British girl Katherine (Antonia Bernath), from an enraged mob of nationalists including Kisna's own uncle and brother. Katherine is the young daughter of a ruthless British collector. Kisna takes it upon himself to escort Katherine to the safety of the British High Commission in New Delhi, who will arrange for her to board a ship back home. A tender love develops between Kisna and Katherine during the journey, a love story that is torn between 'Karma' (the noble deed) and 'Dharma' (the duty). Laxmi, the Indian girl Kisna is engaged to, forms the third point in an emotional triangle involving the Indo-British romantic pair.