In a neighborhood in Karachi, Mona, a recently widowed mother of two grown women, is trying to settle into her new life. Things take an unexpected turn when a mysterious man becomes a tenant next door in Mrs. Baig's house. The calm rhythm of Mona's days - gardening, cooking, time with friends and family in Karachi - is upset by the vivacious, affable, and at times almost impertinent Salamat Ali. He is both a breath of fresh air and a disconcerting presence. One day, Salamat Ali, encouraged by Mrs. Baig, presents Mona with a marriage proposal. As her family swoops in to defend her honour, Mona asserts herself against their ministrations and makes a most unexpected decision.