Gowri (Bhavani Prakash), a documentary filmmaker, travels with her cameraman Vittal (Ranjit Bhaskaran) to a remote village in search of a musical teacher for her project, which requires her to study how music is shaped by different locations.
She believes that there is a reason why musical instruments are shaped differently in each region and that difference in turn influences the evolution of music and rhythm.
However, as they reach the village, the musician is nowhere to be found. The two are forced to wait for his return.
Things don’t go as planned as the village offers an unusual challenge for the duo, even though they have traveled to many similar villages in the past. FIG FRUIT AND THE WASPS marks the stunning debut of M.S Prakash Babu, who draws on his painting background to create a vibrant picture of events while carefully letting the sounds and rhythms of Chitradurga (South India) filter onto the screen. T
he end result is an impressive debut that recalls the filmmaking sensibilities of Satyajit Ray, Ozu and Robert Bresson.