Kahbi Kahbie is a story about a young poet Amit (Amitabh Bachchan). It is a story of the young and beautiful Pooja (Rakhee Gulzar). It is a story of how these two young and loveable hearts, visualise a perfect future together - But destiny has other plans, as Pooja bows to the wishes of her parents and marries Vijay (Shashi Kapoor). How Amit drifts away from his poetry in a futile and unsuccessful attempt to leave behind his memories of Pooja, by marrying Anjali (Waheeda Rehman) - How picture perfect is the life of Pooja and Vijay together, is what a part of Kahbi Kahbie is about. Spanning over to the next generation and how Pooja and Vijay's son Vicky (Rishi Kapoor), and Anjali's daughter Pinky (Neetu Singh) from her relationship prior to Amit - And Anjali and Amit's daughter Sweetie (Naseem) come together, and how a chain of events bring together old lovers as friends, some 20 years later, is what forms the rest of Kahbi Kahbie.