For generations, the eldest daughter of a certain family has danced at the Lord Shiva temple. Pournami spends years training for the ceremony that occurs every twelve years, but mysteriously disappears before the big day. A stranger arrives in town and offers to teach the dance to Pournami's younger sister, Chandrakala. The girl's father is hesitant until he learns of the stranger's past. Meanwhile an evil landlord makes plans of his own for Chandrakala...