This film is set in Punjab during the period of unrest where terrorists with their dubious activities altered the notion of Punjab for a long time.. Post operation blue star Peace and fun loving people of Punjab went through a traumatic phase which changed their lives and their perceptions forever. One such case was that of an educated humble farmer Gurshan, to whom tilling his soil meant most, and that's what he did to run his little family comprising of his old mother and father, and a young bubbly sister Guddi. Surviving through the social unrest, the family saw some ups and downs and destiny added another member into their lives. Things started to look much brighter for this humble family and with time the old wounds healed and pains forgotten.
'Waris Shah' is a tale of the legendary Sufi poet Warish Shah covering the period when he wrote the classic 'Heer'. The film is set in the early 18th Century where Aurangzeb is not there but his curb on music being played is still being followed by a group of Muslims rulers. Sufis continue to play music and sing as this they believe takes them closer to God. Gurdas Mann plays the role of the young musician Waris Shah who is a disciple of Baba Makhdoom (Mukesh Rishi). Baba Makhdoom is killed by the Muslim rulers because of playing music and he entrust Warish Shah with the job of writing ‘Heer’. Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutta are the 2 lead ladies in the film who fall in love with Waris Shah. Warish Shah is attracted towards Juhi Chawla, but has to sacrifice his love when she gets married to Sushant Singh. This pain inspires Warish Shah to write the great epic.