The story begins at a village where there is a classical Carnatic singer Swarnalata (Shabana Azmi). Her friend Vaishnavi (Ranjani Ramakrishnan) always accompanies her as a violinist. Swarnalata had a dream to perform a concert in a city, away from her remote village. She gets an opportunity and both Swarnalata and Vaishnavi start their journey in a bus to the city along with their children. However, the bus meets with an accident and falls from the bridge into a river. Vaishnavi and Swarnalata's son die in the mishap. But it turns a nightmare for Swarnalata. After 20 years... Vaishnavi's son Abhinay (Prakash Rao) who used to make jingles wants to prove the real artiste in him instead of wasting his time for these petty things. He happens to meet Swarnalata, but she fears that Abhi would blame her for the death of his mother.
Accidentally Priyanka alias Pinky (Perizaad Zorabian) meets Abhi in the same village and decides to encourage him. They gather two more upcoming artistes, a jazz (drums player) and a guitarist and start a musical troupe. But they could not meet the expectations. Vexed over the defeat, Abhi returns to the village and pleads with Swarnalatha to come and sing in their group. First she refuses, but later relents. However, she could not make it to the programme as fear continues to haunt her while crossing the bridge. Then, she decides to train Pinky in Carnatic music. Besides their passion for music, Swarnalatha, Abhi and Pinky also share something else - the old accident on the bridge. It is Pinky's father, who in an inebriated condition, drives his car in a reckless way and causes the accident.
Pinky gets complete training in Carnatic music and the group is all set to perform on the stage. But Abhi and Pinky want Swarnalata to come and sing in their group, which she refuses. To their surprise Swarnalata attends the programme and at the instance of Pinky Swarnalata starts singing. The specialty of the stage performance is the right blend of Carnatic and western music, called fusion music. The film ends on a happy note with the fulfillment of Swarnalata's dream to perform in the city and Abhi's dream of blending the classic and western music in right sync.