Film starts in a distant past where a remote village in Andhra Pradesh suffers from a drought for a very long time. A woman(Veda Archana Sastry) from a traditional family comes forward to dance in a Lord Shivas temple to appease Shiva to bless their village with rains. She dances for twelve days continuously before she dies if exhaustion. Finally they have rains and their long standing drought ends. From then they make it a tradition that a girl from that dancers family should dance in Shivas temple for every twelve years on that auspicious day. Story comes to present day. Now they are expecting Pournami (Trisha), elder daughter of the family to dance on the occasion. But just before few months from the festival, she goes missing and everybody thinks that she eloped with someone.Then, everybodys attention turns to Pournamis younger sister Chandrakala (Charmy) to dance on the occasion but their father wouldnt agree. Later it would be revealed that Pournami hasnt eloped but her father sent her away to protect her from their village Zamindar who wants to make Pournami his concubine. He fears that same fate might befall on Chandrakala, so he wouldnt agree to teach her dancing.