Simran, a recently divorced young mother of a girl, tries to analyse her broken marriage through a series of distractions so that she can put her past behind her, and look up at life again. As she negotiates an existence in transition, a chance meeting with the successful and dapper Rahul Kohli tips the balance. Both are instantly drawn to each other, and embark on a whirlwind romance. All seems well, except Rahul is a much-married man. Emotional Hostage is a moving tale of an usual bond between two people who consciously decide to step out of their usual lives.