Set in 1947, Gadar - Ek Prem Katha is a love saga during the troubled partition times. The film is set in the greens of Punjab. The protagonist Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) plays a truck driver who comes across Sakeena (Amisha Patel) during one of his journeys. Love blossoms and grows silently. Then comes the trauma and hardship of partition. Separation is imminent as overnight one country; one culture is broken up into two, India and Pakistan. Will they be able to fight hatred? Will love overcome new irreversible geographic boundaries and historical events of the sub-continent? The film explores these questions and the characters struggle against enormous odds, as the backdrop of one of the most violent events of the last century unfolds with all its fury.