The series is an old world romance set in the present time in a small city – Bhopal. Chintu is an innocent slightly overweight boy who is destined to get married at 23 like everyone in his large joint family which has thirteen members to be precise including him. The number is inherently not lucky and therefore they have already started to look for a match for him and he is to be married off just after passing out.
In such a large family important decisions in life are taken by everyone else except for the concerned party. So Chintu is not exactly looking for a romance and has already accepted the fact that he will be getting married soon until he literally bangs into Chinki and falls head over heels in love with her.
Chinki comes from a small nuclear family. Her grandmother and their old loyal servant are the two other members apart from their family planning style family of four, Mother, Father, Brother, Sister. She is therefore more used to taking her own decisions although she is influenced by her grandmother who is a modernist and a romantic. She prompts Chinki to fall in love which by their small city standards is quite a forward thing to do.
The love story has it’s own share of hits and misses, confusions, formations of love triangles and quadrangles, ups and downs – all quintessentially small town – stolen glances, first love letters, family cabin dates in restaurants, stolen dates in parks etc and of course family opposition.
Yet things resolve themselves eventually and Chintu and Chinki are to be married but the love story doesn’t end. Newlyweds are forced to behave like lovers in a joint family on account of space crunch and the odd traditional values in a joint family. As Chintu and Chinki continue to fall in love, Chinki’s own love story about coming to terms with a joint family and falling in love with them also continues parallely. Thus the love story takes a journey of its own.