Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav didn’t speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn’t. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn’t. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half girlfriend.
Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) is complexed because he can’t speak correct English. His widowed mother (Seema Biswas) runs a school in a small town near Patna. Madhav is keen to do a lot for educating the children of his town and he, therefore, seeks admission in a coveted English school in the city. Despite his weak English, he gets admission on the strength of his performance in sports. In college, he meets Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor) with whom he instantly falls in love.
Riya speaks fluent English but this is only one big difference between Madhav and her. She is also very rich whereas Madhav is not rich. Yet, their love for sports draws them close to one another. Even Riya likes Madhav, mainly for his simplicity.
Madhav’s friends in the college hostel keep admiring his luck for having such a rich girlfriend but his roommate, Sailesh (Vikrant Massey), warns him about the class differences bet ween the two of them. Why, Riya herself has told Madhav that she would be his half girlfriend – more than a friend but less than a girlfriend. But Madhav is too smitten by her to consider this as a deterrent. Then, one day, Sailesh tells Madhav to decide for himself whether this relationship would go any further, by inviting Riya to his room. Riya, broadminded as she is, sees no harm in spending some time alone, behind closed doors, in Madhav’s hostel room but she doesn’t like the advances he makes towards her in his room. That spells the end of Madhav’s relationship with Riya who walks out, completely dejected. Madhav tries to apologise but Riya is in no mood to forgive him.
Soon thereafter, Riya drops out of college because her marriage is fixed with an equally rich NRI boy, Rohan (Vikas Mandalya). Ready to forget the unfortunate incident between her and Madhav, Riya even invites him for her wedding.
Riya gets married and settles down in Paris. Two years pass. Madhav, now in his home town with his mother, is busy with his school.
Quite by chance, Madhav meets Riya after two years in Patna where he has come to seek a grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his school.
Madhav and Riya start meeting again and their friendship grows. For Madhav, her return means the return of his lady love. But Madhav’s mother sees red in the relationship that’s re-developing.
The first half is entertaining and quite light-hearted. There is a dash of emotions too in the pre-interval portion when Madhav justifies why he had touched the feet of Riya’s mother only. The second half has a lot of drama and melodrama, almost equally engaging and engrossing. All in all, it’s a movie worth watching once. Don’t get your hopes up though. A commercial movie, it is aimed to connect with the youth of the country, based on its theme and the message it’s trying to convey.