Fast-paced and fiery, this socially relevant saga follows the fluctuating fortunes in the life of Basavanna (Upendra) is a youngster who belongs to the Brahmin community, but he does not believe in rites and rituals of daily living. He hails from a family of priests who are the ancestral care takers of a prestigious temple. What ever important task the temple has to undergo, some one from Basavanna’s family fulfils it.
At a critical juncture, Basavanna’s father passes away and he is forced to take the duty of the priest in the temple. Soon after Bavsanna takes over as the chief priest, a meticulous assassination plot is made against him, but he manages to survive. Who is behind the attacks and why?