Unfolding in exquisitely photographed poetic rhythms and coloured landscapes, this is the simple but cynical tale of Muniyandi, a labourer on the Indo-Swiss Mooraru farm in Kerala. He brings a wife, Shivagami, from the temple town of Chidambaram
. She befriends Shankaran, the estate manager and amateur photographer with a shady past. Their friendship transgresses the hypocritical but deeply felt behavioural codes the local men inherited from previous social formations.