Neel, a DJ, encounters the ravishing Sitara while work at a club one night and is instantly transfixed by her. They go back to Sitara’s place where Neel is horrified to find the gagged and shackled body of her dying father – Sitara’s grieving family keeping vigil around it. Neel’s compassion – amongst other sensations - is aroused and he decides to stay and join them. Sitara’s father dies during the night and Neel finds himself bound to play a part in a dark ritual of last rites and trapped in Sitara’s family curse.
With more than a little to say about modern Indian society and culture, Kriya is nevertheless an entertaining, unique and over-the-top horror melodrama.