Jon, Clara, and their son Kris are an American Family who live in Tamil Nadu, India, with Parvathi, Nagarajan and their daughter Valli, inside a Music and Dance School. Jon is a musician, deeply inspired by Indian classical music. Kris and Valli are inseparable, learning everything from nature and from their parents. When Clara gets jealous of Parvathi’s influence over Jon and Kris, she begins to distance herself, eventually parting from Jon and leaving with Kris. Jon is heartbroken, finding solace only in his music. Twelve years later, Kris returns as a young dancer, with a burning need to reconnect with his father, and to heal himself of a deep trauma. Valli, his childhood companion, is now a beautiful and gifted dancer. Though resentful of Parvathi and Nagarajan, for what he perceives as their role in his parents' separation, Kris discovers in Valli’s company a truth that brings him consolation, as well as a sense of tremendous betrayal.