Delovak Athara (Sinhala, Between Two Worlds) is a Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Tony Ranasinghe as Nissanka, the son of a newly rich industrialist, who becomes embroiled in a murder cover-up.
Peries developed the movie as a character study utilizing a single incident to provide insight into the newly rich society of Sri Lanka in the time period. It proved to be his most successful film up to that time surpassing Gamperaliya in box office earnings. It was also a critical success winning praise from Sinhala critics like Philip Cooray and making the rounds at European film festivals. At the onset of the film, Nissanka (Tony Ranasinghe) is engaged to marry Shiranee (Jeevarani Kurukulasuriya), a woman of the same social class.
Nissanka decides to go to a club and asks Shiranee who politely declines. He thus goes alone and meets an old friend Chitra (Suwineetha Abeysekera). They rekindle their friendship and Nissanka offers a ride home. Chitra agrees and they set off only to accidentally hit and kill a pedestrian. The two now have a large secret as they flee the scene.
Nissanka's family subsequently attempts to cover up the murder. Chitra is faced with a moral dilemma but doesn't give Nissanka up the police. She urges him to turn himself in. After mounting tensions, Nissanka decides to turn himself in and the film concludes with him heading to the station.
Devaka Jayasuriya #49 , St. Andrew's Mawatha Kadawatha Sri Lanka
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