This film is about Das, a painter who lives near Pallipad, a fictional town in Kerala. Things start to go awry when the last known photograph of an iconic lady, Kallyanipanikkathi, gets damaged. Das takes it upon himself to rework the photograph. His work comes to a standstill when the photo is indiscernible by another accident that happens in his house. Das now must rely on his imagination and his memories of Kallyanipanikkathi to make a new painting. Struggling to paint a new painting, he comes up with a version, which soon assumes large proportions, slowly redefining and bringing out the identities of many people who use the painting for their benefit. It is a struggle to find the true “Kallyanipanikkathi” that forms the centre of the story.
Keywords: black hummer, Malayalam, painter, photograph, satire