By Divya Solgama(10 May 2008)
It is a movie based on Girish Karnad's play 'The Hue and the Rain". Yawakri goes into meditation for 10 years to please Lord Indra for rain. But when he returns, he finds that Paravasu, his cousins has gained the position of the chief priest. His father, Andhkar Baba however thinks that he is the most deserving. So to take revenge, he challenges Paravasu's father. Paravasu's father sends a demon to kill Yawakri, who for his protection had kept a pitcher of water. But Vishakha spills the water in revenge for the fact that he did not love her. The demon kills Yawaksi. Arvasu, the brother of Paravasu fails to appear before the Panchayat. The Panchayat was organised to formally announce the marriage of Arvasu with Nithilaai, a girl from a tribal clan. Nithilai's father marries his daughter to Pradesh. Paravasu comes home to meet his wife Vishakha and kills his own father and asks Arvasu to take on the responsibility of the murder. He goes back to the fort for Yasha. Arvasu faces many problems - he is called a demon and tortured by the courtiers. Nithilai tries to help him out. They secretly live with a theatre group with whom the climax of the story was planned. At the end Paravasu throws himself into the fire and burns to ashes Nithlaai's husband and kills her. The village is blessed with rain.