Once upon a time, may be three centuries ago, there was a village that was
severely hit by a famine. A danseuse from a traditional family comes forward to
dance in Lord Shiva temple for rains. Since then it has become a tradition that
a girl from that particular family should dance in Shiva Temple on Pournami day
for every 12 years. During 1960’s it is the turn of Pournami (Trisha) to perform
the sacred ritual and she goes missing a few months before the D-day.
Siva Kesava (Prabhas) arrives in that village and attracts Chandra Kala (Charmme)
– sister of Pournami. The local Zamindar (Rahul Dev) lusts for Chandra Kala.
Siva Kesava convinces Chandra Kala and her father that she could perform the
ritual on Pournami. But, Siva Kesava’s past catches up with him. The rest of the
story is all about how the dance performance ritual at the temple takes place.