It is about the legendary warriors of Malabar called 'Chekavars', who often are engaged for combat by noble men in the feudal system. A Chekavar is declared victorious in the duel when he kills or defeats his opponent. The combat type for this duel is Kalaripayattu, a forerunner to the Chinese Martial Art form that originated in Kerala in 16th Century BC. The story, though strikingly similar to Macbeth, happens in the medieval times much before Shakespeare was even born. Furthermore, the story, just like Macbeth, revolves around the protagonist's desire to achieve, wherein the path is strewn with love, lust, treachery and deceit.