The story is in a sense about a rite of passage, one that brings the strong-willed man out from inside an innocent villager. Satyanarayana Murthy leads a happy life in his village. His essential niceness keeps him to the sunny side of life. But fate suddenly throws an unexpected twist. He is very much attached to his niece who is killed in the city. Satyanarayana Murthy's intuition leads him off to the city. His hunch proves right, there is an inside script to her death.