A literary film based on a\r\nplay in three acts, Ashad Ka Ek Din portrays the love of Mallika and Kalidasa,\r\nthe renowned Sanskrit poet and dramatist. Vilom, a friend to both and\r\ninterested in Mallika, is a passive onlooker for the first two acts.
\r\nKalidasa leaves his verdant mountain valley home\r\nfor the splendour of far off Ujjain where he wins fame. The action of the\r\nfilm/play is rooted in the village to which Kalidasa returns years later and\r\nfinds Mallika married to Vilom and the mother of his child. Mallika sacrificed\r\nher love so that the poet could pursue his muse.