This is the story of Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Anjali (Kajol) who studied in St. Xavier's College. Anjali being a tomboy got along very well with Rahul and the other boys - Rahul being her best friend. Being so close to each other, Rahul and Anjali would have probably fallen in love, however the reasons why this did not happen was because they were having a very good time being best buddies and then Tina (Rani Mukerjee) the Principal's daughter came into their lives. For Anjali, Tina was a third member of their gang, however, for Rahul - his life was never the same - he fell in love with her.
Anjali was finally beginning to fall in love with Rahul, and when she gathers courage to tell Rahul about her feelings, Rahul informs Anjali in his usual friendly manner, that he was falling in love with Tina, totally oblivious of his best friends' feelings for him. Broken hearted Anjali decides to leave the college mid-term making up an excuse. It is at this point that Tina having always suspected Anjali's true feelings for Rahul realizes why she was actually leaving.
The film revolves around the story being narrated to Little Anjali (Sana Saeed), Rahul and Tina's eight year old daughter through the letters her mother has left for her when she died due to complications at child birth. Tina tells her daughter to fulfill her dream to bring back her father and Anjali together - best friends who would have eventually fallen in love and who have not seen each other for the past nine years. (CBFC U CIL/1/58/98Mum)