Nizam Princely State of Hyderabad of the late 1940s. They seek solace in her songs. Brought up by Sambayya, an old man, she develops a mysterious attachment to a basil tree which is regarded as holy by the entire village. She happens to sing a song in the Telangana movement pdf in telugu’s house which enrages her.
Since nobody can have a skill which her daughter has not been able to acquire, she decrees that Mallamma cannot sing if she wants to be alive. However, singing is in her very marrow. After all, she is the daughter of Rajanna, who had inspired hundreds of villagers to revolt against the evil lords through his revolutionary songs. When the Dorasani finds Mallamma singing for another time, she decides to hound her and kill.