Nidhanaya (1972)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - Sri Lanka  |  
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Superstition, religion, love and madness come into play in this Ceylonese drama. Willie is an architect and has many Western values. When he inherits the family house (and the family debts) he cannot forget the family superstition that a treasure is hidden beneath a rock and can be found if someone in the family marries a woman with certain beauty marks and then sacrifices her. Willie searches, and finally finds such a woman. He keeps his distance from her, as he plans to kill her, but when he falls ill, she nurses him back to health. This contact causes him to forget all about his plan. However, a financial reversal reminds him of it.

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architecture, greed, inheritance, marriage, sacrifice, superstition, treasure