MAARIYA: THE OCEAN ANGEL
MAARIYA: THE OCEAN ANGEL – Sri Lanka, 2022, 101 min., Drama
Director: Aruna Jayawardana
Writer: Aruna Jayawardana
Cast: Mahendra Perera, Priyantha Sirikumara, Hemal Ranasinghe, Darshan Dharamaraj, Ashan Dias, Suran Dissanayaka, Dasun Patirana
In the mid seas, a group of Sri Lankan fishermen suddenly find in their trawler a stranger whose intent is to illegally migrate to Australia. Despite initial hesitations, the fishermen patch up and befriend this guy called Malan.
One morning they find something mysterious floating in the seas and jointly pull it into their trawler believing that it must be a God-sent fortune. Ultimately it turns out to be a sex doll. The thread of harmony that remained intact among them begins to tear apart. They begin to work against each other. Malan becomes the most crucial factor as he is deeply attracted to the sex doll which he tries to selfishly possess. The trawler’s captain tries to soothe things down and allocates 10-minute time slots for each of them to remain with the sex doll but Malan who is obsessed with it, doesn’t get a time slot. One day this sex doll is thrown into the sea and all members including Malan jump to bring it back. Malan who is unable to swim is rescued by a colleague.