故事开始,年近70的巴拉特先生老顽固一个,死活不肯卖他的店铺.而他生日时总是去火车站过.这次生日时,他依然去火车站过,他的一个孙女就问他为什么.于是,故事展开. 印巴分治前,巴拉特一家人是在巴基斯坦的印度教教徒.因为分治,造成大骚乱.而巴拉特一家人赶最后一班火车离开.可是,巴拉特父母以及两个弟弟妹妹爬上了车顶,而巴拉特背着大妹妹古蒂娅爬上火车时,古蒂娅没抓牢,掉了下去.巴拉特爸爸下车去找古蒂娅.而在下车之前,爸爸交代巴拉特要照顾好家人,因为他是家里的老大.要他带着妈妈和弟弟妹妹去德里的欣德定量供应店去找姑妈,并在那等着他带着古蒂娅去和他们会合.要巴拉特做出这个承诺. 因为要信守照顾好家人以及会合的这个承诺,巴拉特几乎放弃了自己的一切,和好哥们维拉亚提几十年来风里来雨里去,经历了很多很多.可依然,没能等到爸爸带着古蒂娅去和他们会合......
To chase her dream of going to school in her remote Himalayan village, a feisty paraplegic girl locks horns with her tradition-bound grandfather. Sprightly Chuskit\'s dream of going to school is cut short when she is rendered a paraplegic after an accident. She\'s confined to life indoors in the company of her strict grandfather, Dorje. Chuskit continues to harbor hopes of school but Dorje tries to make her understand that school can\'t handle her needs. As life at home gets harder, her battle with her grandfather exacerbates. Caught in between their struggle are Chuskit\'s parents and her enterprising brother who want to respect the old world views that Dorje represents, but also want to keep Chuskit\'s spirit alive. Chuskit will have to get her grandfather to yield or she will have to accept the reality he has chosen for her.