Set in Colonial India, director-cinematographer Santosh Sivan's lushly photographed melodrama intertwines one man's moral awakening and a nation's political upheavals.
1937, Kerala: English plantation owner Henry Moores (Linus Roache) sees his future in the spice trade, but his plans hinge on the construction of a privately-financed road that will speed his product to market. Moores relies heavily on T.K. Neelan (Rahul Bose), who's both a skilled surveyor and Moores' liaison to the local community – a role T.K. is proud to play. Though anti-British sentiment is on the rise, fanned by the growing Indian Nationalist movement, T.K. believes that India's future...