journey of two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human
slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives
converge only to change one fateful night in 1993.
Mukta, a ten-year-old girl from the lower caste Yellamma cult of temple
prostitutes has come of age to fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple
prostitute. In an attempt to escape this legacy that binds her, Mukta is
transported to a foster family in Bombay. There she discovers a friend
in the high spirited eight-year-old Tara, the tomboyish daughter of the
family, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara
introduces Mukta to a different world—ice cream and sweets, poems and
stories, and a friendship the likes of which she has never experienced
before.As time goes by, their bond grows to be as strong as that between
sisters. In 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara’s room.