The film begins with a shot of the Kargil War showing the advances made by Indian soldiers. An Indian Air Force fighter jet is shot down by the enemy. The pilot Varun Chakrapani aka VC (Karthi) ejects from the hit aircraft and lands in enemy territory. The Pakistani Army promptly surrounds him. They imprison him in the Rawalpindi as a Prisoner of War (PoW) and subject him to torture. While being held captive, he reminisces about his romance with Leela (Aditi Rao Hydari).
Leela comes to Srinagar to work as a doctor. Meanwhile, VC has an accident while on a joy ride. He is brought in a critical condition to the hospital. With the duty doctor not available, Leela takes charge, treats VC and nurses him back to health. But, with little regard to her feelings, he gets out of the hospital without her knowledge. Dr. Illyas Hussain (RJ Balaji), an army doctor helps him with this .