IN THE SHADE OF A LEAF is based on the real-life of a tribal farmer in Kerala, Indian, Mr. Sreedharan who’s both palms were lost in an accident. Sreedharan himself plays the lead role in the film IN THE SHADE OF A LEAF with a character name, Achuthan. His love for nature was eccentric and not accepted well by the village folks. Slowly he developed several enemies in the village. Achuthan’s life suddenly had a twist when a Brazilian scientist, Veronica finds out that he had created an ecosystem that wasn’t conducive to a raid by the locusts. The publication of the research makes Achuthan a hero overnight. His enemies set fire on his farmhouse and storage house when he was away. Although shocked by the incident, Achuthan decides to show the world that his willpower cannot be destroyed.