The story is based on Poornachandra Tejaswi’s story Abachurina Post Office. The story reflects the mood and quirky nature of the characters, inspiring Gowtham to recreate the film in his own way. The film talks about the taboo associated with sexual desires, the guilt that comes with it and the influence of orthodox families and society on the intimacy of a couple. It is set up in an era when the only mode of communication was a postal letter.
The narrative of the film revolves around Papanna - the postmaster, his wife and her mother. ‘The Open Post’ is a metaphor for his desires and how these desires are developed because of a photograph that he sees in one of the posts. The process of conceiving the story to scripting and execution within a specific budget and in stipulated time with limited resources was a great learning experience for Gowtham.