Athul (21) sits near a small stream, smoking a cigarette. He is back from his hostel due to the covid lockdown and is trying to cope with staying at home, a place he does not belong to anymore. His father, Prakash(52), a voluntarily retired railway officer, is doing some work around the garden. Seema (45) is seen inside the house, getting ready for the day. Seema spends her lockdown time with her pet cat Munni. There is also a picture of Athul’s late sister in the hall.
Athul is finding it hard to adjust to this space and, is confronted by both of his parents. He tries to find solace in his room, but it doesn’t last. Seema asks Athul to feed Munni and dry the kitchen cloth. Unable to find Munni, he leaves the kitchen cloth and milk on top of the well, ending up in Prakash’s vicinity. Prakash tries to initiate a conversation with Athul but finds him least interested.
Seema is painting while we hear some commotion near the well. Athul heads to pump water and realises something is in the well. Unable to find the milk tray near the well, he assumes it’s Munni who has fallen inside. He is the first to find out and thus assumes responsibility for it. He explains the situation to Prakash, who decides not to let Seema know until Munni gets rescued. Seema seeks answers and gets shut down.
As we go through these events with the family, we realise that a past incident of a similar loss fuels the motivation to help Munni and thereby help themselves. To not hurt each other, they often dismiss their emotions. But through the events leading up to the rescue, they are forced to confront each other.
Drama, Family, Grief, Miscommunication, Rescue