'Taal' is the story of a young girl (Aishwarya Rai) who lives in a small village Chamba with her family who are folk singers. A young and handsome billionaire (Akshaye Khanna), who comes to visit this place falls in love with her and returns to Bombay after promising to marry her. The father and the daughter later go to Bombay to meet the boy and discuss about the marriage, but they are humiliated by his family members. They come across an owner of a music and entertainment company (Anil Kapoor) who has a strong affinity for the folk singer's sngs and is enthralled by the beauty of the singer's daughter. He promises to make Aishwarya a leading singer performer. As time passes by, Anil Kapoor falls in love with Aishwarya and they both decide to get married after a concert, but the girl realises that her heart yearns for her first love, Akshaye Khanna.