The lives of a poor family in a small village called Beddagama as they struggle to survive the challenges presented by poverty, disease, superstition, the unsympathetic colonial system, and the jungle itself.
Did You Know?
The film is based on "The Village in the Jungle" by Leonard Woolf
. The court scenes with Woolf - played by Arthur C. Clarke
- were shot in the actual courtroom where Woolf presided. See more