Welikatara (1972)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Police Drama  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - Sri Lanka  |  
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This Sri Lankan police action drama tells a story of corruption, incest, unofficial and official murder, rivalry and family loyalty. Randeniya is an aristocrat, but he is also a policeman. He has married a commoner; indeed the members of his wife's family were once his father's servants. When his efforts to suppress a smuggling operation grow too successful, higher-ups threaten to blow the lid on family scandals. Eventually they do, but Randeniya knows things about his family even the crooks don't know; to preserve his family honor he must take the heat for sins that are not his own.

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aristocracy, corruption, family-in-danger, fidelity, incest, investigation, killing, love, police, rival, self-sacrifice, smuggling