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Reviewed by films.lk on 2019-11-16 .
Rating: 2.9
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Drama / Color
Released Date :  2007-06-01
Main Actor : Saumya Liyanage
Main Actress : Chandani Senevirathna
Director : Wasantha Obeysekara
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The story revolves around a principal who comes to an ordinary school following a transfer. With hard work and honest service Sampath, the principal ably played by Saumaya Liyanage soon improves the education and develops the school to be one the most popular and top schools in the area area. He puts up a new building for the school without giving the contract to supporters of politicians and also refuses to accept any commission. When the admission of the children to the Grade 1 begins, he sticks to the regulations and does not bend to political influences or money. Determined to live up to the principles he believes in Sampath is soon subject to the wrath of the politicians in the area and his henchmen who work as teachers in the very same school.

The police, politicians and all come together to attack this single man. The principal is politically and financially victimized. He is forced to leave the house he had rented and to mortgage the house he was building for his family to face lawsuits filed against him.

He is also beset with a malady of recurring remembrance of the murder of his father before his very eyes. At last Sampath realizes the bitter reality that he is not the only sufferer of his decision to live up to the principles he believed in but his family, his wife and daughter. Now he has to make a decision.

Each and every event that a principal faces and is forced to face is not alien to people in today’s society. The grim reality in our system of education, which is politicized and corrupt like everything else is aptly described and analyzed in the frames of Vasantha's film.



A special bouquet should go to Saumya Liyanage whose excellent performance is evident throughout the whole film. With his powerful facial expressions, Saumya has been able to mark his name for the much-needed talent to today's silver screen. Chandani Seneviratne playing his wife and a teacher - gives him splendid support as well. Sanath Gunatilake, Giriraj Kaushalya, Nimal Anthony and Damayanth Fonseka play the other supporting roles.

Capturing the visuals that suits the vision of the director, Ruwna Costa plays a vital role with his camera while Rohana Weerasinghe with his music in the film proves his excellent ability to adapt to the medium well. Classy editing of Ravindra Guruge and Lal Harendranath's art direction has played a applauding role for the film. Screenplay is written and directed by Vasantha Obeysekara.

Made under the film development fund given by the National Film Corporation (NFC), Aganthukaya is one success story producing one of the finest piece of recent cinema.


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Film Cast
Saumya LiyanageSaumya Liyanage
Chandani SenevirathnaChandani Senevirathna
Anjalee EhalepolaAnjalee Ehalepola
Sanath GunathilakaSanath Gunathilaka
Nimal AnthonyNimal Anthony
Giriraj KaushalyaGiriraj Kaushalya
Chandrasoma BinduhewaChandrasoma Binduhewa
Damayanthi FonsekaDamayanthi Fonseka
Somasiri AlakolangeSomasiri Alakolange
Film Crew

Wasantha Obeysekara

Wasantha Obeysekara

Ravindra Guruge

Rohana Weerasinghe
Music Director

Lal Harendranath
Art Director

Imal Shanaka Peiris
Make-up Artists

Daminda D. Madawala
Assistant Director

Wasantha Obeysekara

Ruwan Costa
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