Tapas Paul as Shankar Singh
Madhuri Dixit as Gauri
Vinod Sharma as Gajanan Singh
leela Mishra as Gajanan's mom
Sheela David as Ratna
Rajshri Nair as Rajshri
Savita Prabhune as Gauri's sister in law
Dinesh Hingoo as photographer at the fair
Ashok Saraf as Hanuman
Abodh means innocent. This is the first movie released of Madhuri Dixit. She has the very innocent look on her face.
This is a story of a very naive and childish Gauri who lives in a small town with her parents. She once gets into an argument with Shankar whom she meets in a fair. Shortly after that Gauri is told that her marriage is arranged. She is very happy at first but then changes her mind when she realizes that her groom is none other than Shankar. But finally she has to reconcile herself to this marriage. After moving to Shankar's residence after marriage she spends most of her time playing with Shankar's younger brother. Realizing that Gauri is very immature Shankar does not get intimate with her. Gauri soon gets bored in her new home and relocates to her maternal home where she stays for some months. It is then that she grows up in the true sense and realizes the meaning of marriage and intimacy. She goes back to Shankar where she does not get a very warm welcome. Gauri has realized that it is her childishness that has created a distance between her and Shankar. Shankar relocates to study in another town and for several months he is not in touch with his family. Shankar's father Gajanan Singh visits the hostel where Shankar is supposed to be staying but he finds that Shankar has left the hostel about three months earlier. one day Shankar accidentally meets Ratna - Gauri's childhood friend. During conversation Shankar realises that Gauri has matured and loves his. He goes running back to his home and reconciles with Gauri.