1989. A small village in Eastern Sri Lanka. After her husband is abducted, tortured and murdered by the state army, Kusum has to fight to look after her eight children and mother-in-law all by herself. After a series of unsuccessful odd jobs, where she is constantly abused physically and sexually, Kusum falls into prostitution. Soon the Police arrest her in a brothel. When the school hears about the mother’s lifestyle, the children are thrown out. From there, the whole family will tries to survive the tragedy.