In a village on the banks of the flowing river Narmada, a group of three children happen to meet an elderly woman who tells them a story about a fish that cannot be caught, but spreads happiness in the world. For the other two, it is nothing but a nice story – but Jyotika is convinced that it is a true story, and dreams of meeting the magic fish one day. She starts making a list of the people whose wishes she wants to be granted.
Around the same time, a contractor starts visiting her village and makes proposals that seem to promise wealth and prosperity for the local fishermen and their families. A few residents start to realise that things may not work out so well for them, as a tussle over the privatisation of the local fishing ensues. One day, her father brings home a catch that lands him in a lot of trouble, and Jyotika takes matters into her own hands for the good of her family. A deceptively simple story, the film reflects on everyday struggles over happiness and prosperity in the encounter between rural India and a changing economy.