One day Meera's husband fails to come home after a party, and she becomes responsible not just for her children but for her mother and grandmother and the running of Lilac House, their rambling old family home in Bangalore. Enter professor J. A. Krishnamurthy, or Jak, a renowned cyclone studies expert on a very different trajectory in life. In a bedroom in his house lies his 19-year-old daughter Smriti, left comatose after a vicious attack on her while she was on holiday at a beachside town. A wall of silence and fear surrounds the incident; the grieving father is helped neither by the local police nor by her boyfriend in his search for the truth.
Through a series of coincidences, Meera and Jak find their lives turning and twisting together, with the unpredictability and sheer inevitability of a cyclone. And as the days pass, fresh beginnings appear where there seemed to be only endings.