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Flying with One Wing (2002)

Tani tatuwen piyabanna (original title)
In order to avoid the gender discrimination prevelent in Sri Lanka, a woman decides to pass as a man and gets a job as a mechanic and even takes a wife.

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Credited cast:
Anoma Janadari ...
The woman
Gayani Gisanthika ...
The woman's companion (as Gayani Liyanarachchi)
Mahendra Perera ...
The car repair employee
W. Jayasiri ...
The doctor
Jagath Chamila ...
The football player
Wilson Gunaratne ...
Garage owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nilupili Jayawardena ...
(as Nilupulee Jayawardane)
Amarapala Karasinghearachchi
Priyantha Prabash
Nirdha Uyanhewa
Sanjeevani Vithanage
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In order to avoid the gender discrimination prevelent in Sri Lanka, a woman decides to pass as a man and gets a job as a mechanic and even takes a wife.

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Unorthodox horizons !
31 May 2006 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

Manju is a boyish car mechanic who plays the macho role indicative of his profession with ease. He returns home after work to the friendly, family-oriented neighborhood where he lives with his young wife, Kusum. Seemingly happily married, Manju maintains a deep secret by concealing from his wife his original female biology.

Manju's secret is discovered when he's taken to a clinic following a car accident. The chauvinistic doctor who treats him becomes obsessed with Manju. He even begins harassing Manju, which sets in motion a chain of events that could threaten his identity. And to further complicate things, Manju's best friend confides his own romantic feelings for him, suggesting they share their love secretly as closeted gay men to escape ruining either of their lives.

A life of guarded secrecy is painfully assaulted, and Manju is forced to confront the sexism, homophobia, and confusion exhibited by those he had previously trusted.

Devaka Jayasuriya . 90. Old Kesbawa Road Nugegoda


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