A group of nomadic balladeers finds a story, an amazing one, one day as they sit and chat by a seaside. They are “Ramaya paatukaar”, the balladeers who sing with a bow. It is believed that the bow belonged to Ravana’s son and was thrown into the sea by Hanuman after he burnt down Lanka. The ancestors of the balladeers found this bow and since then, generations have been destined to keep singing stories. But on this day, the group chance upon a new story.
They were spellbound by the story of Hanuman, the celibate sage and mighty warrior, and his son Makaradhawajan!
Rama and Lakshmana are abducted from the secure cover made by Hanuman and held captive in Pathala (Nether World) by Pathala Ravana. Hanuman, who reaches the gates of Pathala, is stopped by a young monkey named Makaradhwaja.
The youngster successfully stops the mighty warrior from entering the Nether World. Impressed by his valour, Hanuman asks about his parents, only to learn that the young monkey with four hands is his own son.
While Hanuman was flying across the oceans, a drop of his sweat fell down and impregnated Makari, a mermaid. She was later caught in nets while still pregnant with Makaradhwajan. However, Pathala Ravana made him the guard to Hell after seeing his strength.
Though born without love or knowledge of either parent, Makaradhwaja has inherited immense strength. But he is emotionally orphaned and flawed. Even after knowing about his existence, Hanuman is unable to respond to him as father. For Hanuman, his duty and commitment to his masters is of prime importance.
Makaradhwajan, like the modern generation, is left to deal with his energy and potential as his father goes ahead to fulfil his own commitments and mother returns to her world deep inside the sea. Makaradhwajan, severed from his own past and future, is left to guard himself from his own present.