Piyal (Henry Jayasena) is a handsome young teacher who is hired to teach English to Nanda (Punya Heendeniya), a member of a high class family. They fall in love, but can’t elope because Piyal is of a lower class…
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people couldnt pick whose family they want to be born in. People change, situation change, their economic condition change, and still humans are the ones who r responsible for their faults. Hidden gem indeed.
3.5. I'd like to be able to claim I'm enthusiastic about Peries, to agree that he is, as they say, a Sri Lankan Satyajit Ray. Now I've seen his two most acclaimed early films, and they're fine - rough, but with a lyrical pastoral charm to them. Compare, however, to two of Ray's best made around the same time, Pather Panchali and Charulata, and... no, Mr. Peries, nice as he is, isn't playing at nearly the same level.