In 1995, during the Kashmir conflict, Hilaal Meer, a doctor agrees to perform an appendicitis operation on the leader of a pro-separatist group. To avoid detection, he performs the operation at his house, much to the chagrin of his wife Ghazala, who questions his allegiance. The next day, during a military raid, Hilaal Meer is accused of harboring terrorists. A shootout ensues at his home, during which the leader of the separatist group is killed and Hilaal is taken away for questioning. The doctor's house is bombed subsequently in order to kill any other militant hiding in there. Several days later, Hilaal and Ghazala's son, Haider, returns from his university to seek answers about his father's disappearance. Upon arrival, he is shocked to find his mother singing and laughing along with her brother-in-law Khurram.