Shabana Azmi plays Swarnlatha, a gifted Carnatic vocalist, whose ambition of performing in the city gets aborted due to a tragic incident in which she loses her dear ones. The incident becomes a constant parallel to her existence.
She was last seen in Khalid Mohamed's Tehzeeb last year. The film was about the difficult relationship between a singer-mother and her daughter, played by Urmila Matondkar.
The film sank at the box office.
Besides Morning Raga, Shabana will also star in Water Borne.
She was scheduled to appear in Deepa Mehta's controversial Water, but the film was shelved after protests from Hindu activists in Banares. In its subsequent production in Sri Lanka, Shabana has been replaced by Seema Biswas.