Lalli, the protagonist, inspite of abject poverty believes and sees the positive side of life. Lalli's father, Nanku, has to struggle hard everyday to get food for his family. At times, when he is unable to provide for them, a spirited Lalli comes to the rescue and somehow manages to make some arrangement to feed her family. Lalli has two younger sisters Rekha and Labli and a brother Munna.
Lalli is very optimistic and a dreamer. Lalli was married off when she was a child and does not even remember what her husband looks like. Lalli is waiting for her gauna and dreams of the day when her Ganeshya would take her along. Nanku and Lalli's mother Majri also want Lalli's gauna to take place so that she lives happily with her in-laws. Though at present, this seems next to impossible as the gauna ceremony means arranging for a lot of money. The reality is that managing two square meals is a huge struggle for Nanku.
How long will Lalli have to wait for her dreams to come true or will she have to sacrifice her dreams for her family?