India ? end of the 19th century. The famous artist Raja Ravi Varma is arrested and charged with obscenity, immorality and hurting religious sentiments of the people. His offence ? painting nudes of Indian mythological characters.
A court session begins?
Woven with the case is the classic love story of the artist and his muse ? Sugandha. Together they create the most amazing works of art. Her beauty inspires him to create exquisite paintings based on themes from Indian mythology and classic literature.
She becomes his muse, his inspiration?his love.
The film is a fascinating tale of Raja Ravi Varma?s passions, his obsessions and his fierce struggle for creative freedom.