Neela finds herself in the middle of a fearful scenario of her husband finding out about a cherished secret of hers: the past is neither easy to explain nor appropriate to divulge, but her blackmailer has his own demands. She cannot fulfil them without crossing her overbearing yet loving husband. The stakes for marital security rise, as do questions about self, love and marriage. Who decides the meaning of her actions even if they appear dubious to society, including her husband, for whom judgment is truth?
Based on Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” Rallalo Neeru (‘Hidden Waters’) is a Telugu language film, set in contemporary, semi-urban milieu of coastal Andhra.