Ratka is a young woman who becomes a widow too early in her life - when she was only 19 years old. Since she has no husband to take care of the family and no profession, Ratka needs to find a way to make a living. She manages to find a job as a servant for a wealthy couple that has just got married. However, there is something very strange about them since after the wedding only the man - Ashwin, comes back home. Despite of the social taboos not allowing a man and a woman who are not related to live under one roof, Ratka keeps her job. Her employer is a very handsome and intelligent man who is alway sad. Ratka feels pity for Ashwin and little by little the two of them become closer to each other.