The film is set in rural India, where a mystic has just arrived in a small village. The townspeople live in an isolated community located deep within the mountains. The town's elders are afraid of the mystic, who they fear may place strange ideas in the heads of the town's youth. The mystic is given food and water each day and makes camp under a tree in the center of the village. The town's women and youth sit and listen to his teachings each afternoon, while the men of the town ignore him. Drastic measures are taken by the men.