Cast : Venkatarao Thalgeri, L V Sharada, B V Karanth, Girish Karnad, Vishalam, Goda Ramkumar, Uma Shivakumar, Shantha, Chandrashekar, Kumar (Vishnuvardhan)The Film is set in 1924, in Nanjangud, a town near the city of Mysore. The film takes us through the personal and social conflicts of its various interconnected characters.Kathyayani, widow of Nanjunda Shrothri, lives with her infant son and her in-laws Shrinivasa Shrothri and Bhagirathamma. Encouraged by her broad minded scholar father-in-law, she begins to pursue a degree in college where she falls in love with Raja Rao, a professor and eventually abandons her family to marry him.Raja Rao's brother, Sadashiva Rao who is married to Nagalakshmi encounters his own demons in his dichotomy - the void of an intellectual connect with his wife, which he finds in his aquaintance and colleague Ratne. Sadashiva Rao marries Ratne and lives a bigamous life with Ratne and a devastated but devout Nagalakshmi who bears him a son after many miscarriages.Bhagirathamma passes away, leaving her aged husband to contemplate his future. While in a chance encounter Kathyayani's son says his parents are dead and this puts her in great turmoil and gets her to question her actions. Sadashiva Rao's finds himself near death but torn apart by the decisions he made.Just as he is about to depart to the life of a sage, Shrinivasa Shrothri discovers some shocking truths about his life, and decides to set things right.In the closing act, the central characters come a full circle as they approach the twilight zone of their lives, while the next generation continues to play the hand that was dealt to them.