A bored housewife
(Nita Fernando) married to a university lecturer, her cousin
brother (Tony Ranasinghe) seeks out external influences to
remedy her boredom in 1970s middle class society in Sri
One day the housewife, Mrs. Nilupa Suraweera
and their servant goes for shopping and they meet one
neighbour, a young man named Rohan (Ravindra Randeniya)
inside a shop and they talk and recognize each other. Then,
gradually the friendship between the two grows in to a deeper
bond. One day, the young man invites the lady and family
except the husband Suraweera, to visit a ship that had
arrived from abroad at the Colombo port. Inside the ship, the
lady and the young man are left alone and their hidden
feelings are exposed, as a love affair blooms.
lady gets to know about a musical show conducted at a place
that they can reach very easily, by one of her favorite music
stars. She likes to attend this show, but Suraweera is not
willing, although he finally agrees. They meet Rohan there as
well and they have a small chat. They come home early because
Suraweera is not interested in the show.
meantime, the lovers meet each other secretly, mostly in the
absence of the lady's husband. The servant of the house also
shows a slight willingness to support their secret love
affair. Once the couple escapes narrowly as the husband
returns home earlier than before.
One day, the
family schedules to visit the hill country Nuwara Eliya
because the husband has some official commitments in the
area. The lady informs her lover about this journey as well
and they meet there secretly to enjoy.
one neighbor who likes to gossip about other people's
matters notices this love affair and informs the husband
several times through anonymous phone calls. The husband who
is now upset about the situation, decides to discuss the
matter with his wife. Afterwards, he advises her not to step
out of the house without his permission. During this time,
the lady also begins to understand the complexity of this
illicit affair as her only intention was to wipe out her
boredom, although the lover is actually very serious about
A lady who works in Rohan’s office is
interested in him, but he his not interested in her. So, she
suspects that Rohan may be having a girl friend. She secretly
investigates about it and comes to know that he is having an
illicit affair with a married woman. One day she meets Nilupa
and informs her that she is going to marry Rohan and
threatens her to stop the affair between them. In the same
way, she visits Rohan’s home and informs this matter to
his adopted parents as well.
One day, one of the
lady's good friends visit them and ask her if she can visit
her place to make a cake. After seeking permission from the
husband, the lady goes with her friend to meet her lover.
When they meet, she tries hard to explain to him the
complexity of the situation, but the lover, who is crazy
about her, is not willing to listen to her.
Sometime later, one day the husband witnesses his wife
going out with another person in a car. He immediately
attempts to follow the car, but fails to reach them.
Irritated with everything that had happened, he rushes home
to send the child and servant to their parent’s
During this same period, the lady manages to
make her lover understand the complex nature of this issue
and thereby agrees to make a halt to their extramarital
affair and return home. But, when she returns home, she finds
her husband so furious, that he is almost ready to kill her.
So, she apologizes to her husband for all the mistakes she
had committed and also promises never to deceive him in that