An adaptation of Anita Nair's book, by the same name: Lessons in Forgetting, is a gripping and heart warming story of redemption, forgiveness and second chances.
At the heart of the story is a single father, J.A. Krishnamurthy or JAK, as he is fondly called, played effectively by Adil Hussain; the story is woven around how JAK relentlessly follows a trail left by delicate clues to find out how his teenage daughter, Smriti (played by debutante, Maya Tideman) ended up in hospital, completely broken. Helping JAK in his chase is a single mother Meera (played by Roshni Achreja), who is unable to make sense of her husband's callousness; he walks out on their marriage, out of the blue, leaving her to bring up their two growing children and care for her aging mother and grandmother, all on her own. Fate brings two searching souls in JAK and Meera together.
It is JAK's desperate attempt for closure on a gruesome incident affecting his daughter and his need for redemption that takes both Meera and him through a rocky trail that turns his life upside down. In the event, gives a peek into his daughter's unfamiliar world. The subplot subtly touches the subject of female foeticide and how fiercely guarded the issue is.
The film tells the story of an ordinary human being in an ordinary fashion. No super heroes, just life playing its game.