Birju lives in the beautiful lakeside town of Rewalsar. The son of the town’s biggest textile merchant, Birju is the family prankster, full of jokes and naughty pranks. Birju’s life changes forever when Neha moves into Rewalsar. Neha is the daughter of a young war widow Chanchal, who has brought up Neha single handedly. Neha and Chanchal share an especially close bond. Birju sees Neha for the first time by the lakeside, in evening light, as thousands of diyas are lit on the water by devotees in prayer. Neha is dew fresh, smiling, ethereal. And very smart. At every turn, Neha stumps Birju, leaving him in wonderment. Over laughter and pranks, their love slowly blooms. Just as their relationship cements and happiness seems within reach, a harmless prank by Birju wrecks everything… and their world falls apart. The setting shifts from Rewalsar to Shimla where we meet, among others, the hilarious Bhigelal, a laundry owner who dreams of visiting England, Uncle and Aunty and Abhay, an upright doctor who comes to admire Neha and helps her overcome a personal crisis. What does the future hold in store for Birju and Neha? Kareeb is a tender love story of tears and laughter, happiness and despair. A story of love lost and found, of passions played out, of friendships that stand firm against adversity and unconditional relationships that tower above everything else.