Meet Naina: our lonely, depressed Plain Jane (as evidenced by her glasses)
She lives with her family in New York City, where you can find awesome happy people like this
Her grandma is the resident queen bee, and with her posse
of desperate housewives, she conspires to get Naina married
Naina attends business school with her close friend Rohit, who is a wealthy playboy
Naina’s mom - who seems to be the one sane person in town - is burdened with debt and a failing business
Life seems to be dull and dreary for Naina & co. until a mysterious man appears, with a strange affinity for climbing bridges
Meet Aman: Naina’s new neighbor - cheeky, optimistic, and self-appointed guardian angel
When moving in, Aman notices Naina’s family praying. He immediately realizes that they must be sad and need his help in brightening up their lives … because, really, that’s the only logical conclusion
And what other way to cheer up sad people than with a neighborhood dance party
Aman rouses Naina & co. to loud music, and tries to befriend Naina
But Naina ain’t having anything of that
She is supremely annoyed by Aman’s bubbly attitude. He constantly pokes his nose into her family affairs and urges her to not look so ugly all the time
Thoroughly irritated, Naina is determined to prove that she’s fun and hot
She takes Rohit to a nightclub with her, determined to show off to Aman
But Aman isn’t too impressed
Rohit and Aman, however, strike up a great bromance. They wake up hungover the next day, where Rohit’s maid finds them in a comfortable position
The poor spinster is
Once awake, Aman teases Rohit about his relationship with Naina *wink wink nudge nudge* and Rohit insists they are just friends!
But, slowly, he starts re-evaluating his friendship …
Naina, on the other hand, finally warms up to Aman. After he helps her family business and boosts her self-esteem, she starts getting the fuzzies
And it’s official! Rohit falls for Naina. Naina falls for Aman. Everyone is totally oblivious to each others’ feelings
Rohit decides to invite Naina on a date to express his feelings …
Naina comes, blissfully unaware of Rohit’s intentions
Poor Rohit doesn’t even get to confess, as Naina abruptly leaves to meet Aman
Naina heads out to tell Aman she loves him … when the bombshell drops:
Aman is married!
He shows Naina a picture of his estranged wife and sends Naina’s poor heart shattering into a million pieces
After Naina leaves, Aman’s mom realizes that he loves Naina. Can this be true? Is our beloved puppy-dog Aman emotionally cheating on his wife?!
Time for bombshell #2 …
Turns out Aman is suffering from a terminal heart condition. Whew, not a cheater. The “wife” in the photograph is actually Aman’s close friend and cardiologist …
Who seems determined not to tell Aman the truth of his prognosis
She’s irritated by Aman’s flippant attitude and avoids discussing the grim details
Worst doctor ever.
But when she finally runs more tests, it looks like Aman’s situation is dire
After hearing the bad news, Aman is determined to get Rohit and Naina together before he dies
Aman convinces Rohit to woo Naina again … insisting that he’ll help Rohit with his moves
With Aman’s help, Rohit convinces Naina to go out with him
They actually have a great time! Both seem to be hitting it off …
Until Naina discovers that Aman was the one who urged Rohit to ask her out. She gets majorly pissed off
So Aman reads out loud from Rohit’s diary to convince Naina of Rohit’s love
Except, he doesn’t once look down at the diary … and instead speaks from his heart
The wheels in Rohit’s head start turning … but not fast enough, apparently. He still doesn’t catch on that Aman is head over heels for Naina
Meanwhile, Naina is conflicted over her feelings for Aman & Rohit. Her mom urges her to move on from the “married” Aman
All the while, neither of them realizes that Aman is sitting right behind them … okayy
Finally, Naina & Rohit’s relationship resumes and they get engaged!
There still is some lingering attraction between Naina & Aman
But both of them hide their feelings, and celebrate the engagement
During wedding shopping, Naina and Rohit run into …
Aman’s “wife”! With another man!
There, they discover the truth: she’s only his friend and Aman’s days are numbered
Distraught by the news, Naina runs off — realizing that Aman truly loves her
Aman learns that his secret’s out, and immediately leaves his hospital bed
He somehow manages to run down the streets of New York, without once getting run over, arrested or dying of a heart attack
He goes to Rohit first, who fears Naina will never love him now
Until Aman puts things into perspective: dying with no girl (bad) vs. alive with girl (good)
From there, Aman goes to convince Naina that he doesn’t love her
But that only seems to turn Naina on even more.
Aman convinces the couple to stay true to their relationship, since he will not be alive much longer
So the wedding’s in full swing — with all the happy people!
… or not
Naina is still torn up over Aman’s secret. But her family
forces urges her to move on with her marriage
She literally has to be dragged to the altar … where Rohit waits eagerly
Soon everyone is in tears (best wedding ever), but Aman holds it in right until the very end
It’s ok, Aman, you’ve been a trooper!
Cut to a few months later: Aman is on his death bed, where he is looking less than his usual sexy self
All of Aman’s friends are by him, including Rohit - who continues to joke around with his bro
However, Naina doesn’t react to the humor quite as well
Overwhelmed by grief, Naina runs out of the room … and soon Aman is no more :’(
Cut to 20 years later: Naina reminisces about Aman
And she’s still
reluctantly happily married to Rohit
… while Aman is presumably climbing more bridges in heaven