When his younger sister Sarawathi ran out on her arranged marriage and eloped with Basha, a Muslim, Narasimha disowned her, cut off Basha's leg, and started a two-decades-long feud between the families. Since that time, nothing has gone right for Narasimha's household.
Over Saraswathi's objections, Basha sued for part of Narasimha's land, and after a 20-year court case, Basha won. Narasimha has been trying to get a canal built in his village, but all his petitions have met with failure. To lift the curse, Narasimha has hired the great priest and Vedic scholar Krishna Sastri to perform a ritual blessing.
But the priest is actually a Muslim in disguise who's to bring the enemy families together.