Santi Veena (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Thailand  |  
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Childhood sweethearts Santi and Veena are devoted to each other, although Santi is blind. Even though they wish to marry, Veena's parents are opposed, thinking a blind husband too much of a burden. Instead, she is made to marry an odious, mischievous man, the son of a neighbor. After many Buddhist devotions, Santi regains his sight but can no longer gain the hand of his loved one. Instead, he enters the life of a monk. This Thai film was less than successful in its homeland for two reasons: it has an "unhappy" ending, and the man who plays Santi as a monk is not the same one who plays him elsewhere in the film.

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blindness [physical], family-disapproval, handicap, love, marriage, monk, romance, sweetheart, tragic-love