It has been years since the partition of India and Bangladesh. Rivers like Ichhamati flow down the border between the two lands. This film is the story of love between Bangladesh and West Bengal. Pawdda is a young Hindu widow who lives in a dilapidated house.
For family, all she has is her paralyzed father-in-law whom she cannot abandon till death befalls him. Life goes by awaiting it. One day, she finds an injured man by the riverside, lying unattended and so she rescues him and brings him home. She, however, later learns that he is a Muslim from India.
Will Pawdda be able to hide his identity and nationality from the curious villagers?