What’s in a name is a story of clashing generations and mindsets, of the urge of youngsters to break free from conventions and the desire of adults to carry them forward.
PC, who had witnessed the infanticide of his sister, finds himself in a similar predicament years later when his wife PARO gives birth to twin daughters. P’s mother, KAKIMA, who loathes certain traditions, forces her daughter-in-law Paro to adapt them to make sense of the struggles that she had endured.
P’s father, HC struggles to extend his legacy ahead in time. But with changing times he finds his command hard to keep. He has little faith in his naïve son and foolish wife. This distrust creates a rift between him and his family. A disguised murderer, PONGA PANDIT, takes advantage of the split in the family.
PC has a choice. He could choose to save his daughters or he could succumb to the power traditions wield. In Paro she sees retribution of his own pains. He relinquishes the name that he takes to be the root of all strife and joins Paro to start all over again.