Sikandar Raza is a 14-year-old schoolboy in Jammu & Kashmir, India. Ever since his parents were killed by militants 10 years back, he has lived with his aunt and uncle in a small town in Kashmir. All of Sikandar's desires revolve around the happiness of his foster parents, and getting the ball into the goal on the football field. One day on his way home from a school football match, Sikandar finds a gun lying on the path. Despite admonishments by his newly-made school friend, the 14-year-old Nasreen, Sikandar picks up the gun and thus begins a journey into the darker side of his nature.
The quiet yet strong Nasreen becomes Sikandar's conscience keeper. She tries to dissuade him from giving in to the lure of the gun. However, all is not what it seems. Sikandar gets embroiled further and further in situations beyond his control, and people get killed. At first it seems that the happenings occurring alongside Sikandar's predicament are not connected. But, as layer upon layer unravel, it becomes clear that Sikandar is the innocent victim in a game being played out between the militants, the army, the peace bartering politicians and the religious heads of the little Kashmiri town. The pieces of the puzzle come together at the very end, leading to a shocking revelation.