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Karma
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Karma
Drama / Colour / 35mm
Released Date :  2012-10-12
   
Main Actor : Jagath Manuwarna
Main Actress : Michelle Herft
Director : Prasanna Jayakodi
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Story

Piyal.  Twenty three years old. Male

Tormented by incidents associated with his mother, relives the same dream/nightmare.  Again and again. 
As his family gradually forgets his mother Piyal leaves them and comes to the city. He rents an old stable converted into an apartment that adjoins a house in the residential part within an old Dutch Fort close to the sea.  
That is all he can afford given financial constraints. 
 
A could rents out the main house with which Piyal’s meager residence shares a thin wall. Thanks to a window, located high on this wall, Piyal becomes privy to the most intimate elements of their lives.   
 
Amanda.  Thirty two years old.  Piyal’s neighbour. At the beginning she is just a woman who feeds his fantasies.  Later, through incident and conversation, Piyal begins to see and seek in her that which his mother no longer provides.  
 
Nadee. Amanda’s lover.  
Amanda’s worth, in his eyes, declines gradually from the moment he learns that she is a cancer patient.  
 
This receives a further impetus when she suffers a miscarriage and loses his child.  Amanda cannot suffer Nadee’s selfishness any longer and announces that she is leaving Sri Lanka in order to receive treatment.  
 
Amanda has second thoughts while waiting to board her flight and finally calls Piyal and goes with him to her father’s house, now abandoned and in a sad state 
of neglect and disrepair. 
 
Even as her physical value depreciates, Amanda, realizing that Piyal’s fascination with her includes a strong sexual component, decides to release him from this. She seduces him.  
 
He then realizes that she is a cancer patient and had lost a breast to the disease. He is filled with remorse. 
 
Convinced that this was the most vile act he had thus far committed, Piyal’s penitence takes the form of utmost commitment to taking care of Amanda.  
He moves with her with complete equanimity towards the rendezvous with death. 
 
Nadee realizes that Piyal has attended to everything which he ought to have done. He has to live with that knowledge and consequently suffer.  
We are left with the image of Piyal resting his head on the lap of a half naked woman resolved to the execution of the most natural of laws, death, in the manner of an invitation to expiate all unresolved and unbearable memories in a similar manner.
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Film Cast
Piyum Lakmal Weerasinghe
Piyum Lakmal Weerasinghe
Viraj Malinga
Viraj Malinga
Saranga Ashen Cooray
Saranga Ashen Cooray
Kenath De Silva
Kenath De Silva
Lelum Rathnayake
Lelum Rathnayake
Ariyarathna Perera
Ariyarathna Perera
Sujani Shashika
Sujani Shashika
Chethana Nimanthi
Chethana Nimanthi
Theja Harshani Herath
Theja Harshani Herath
Eric Madanayake
Eric Madanayake
Dumindu Theja Hangawaththe
Dumindu Theja Hangawaththe
Buddhika Mahesh Abeyrathne
Buddhika Mahesh Abeyrathne
Nadeesha Yapage
Nadeesha Yapage
Awanthi Dilrukshi Samarathilake
Awanthi Dilrukshi Samarathilake
Nadeeka Guruge
Nadeeka Guruge
as Nadee
Michelle Herft
Michelle Herft
as Amanda
Jagath Manuwarna
Jagath Manuwarna
as Piyal
Suranga Gunathilake
Suranga Gunathilake
Dencil Perera
Dencil Perera
Priyantha Rathnayaka
Priyantha Rathnayaka
Ravindra Thanthrige
Ravindra Thanthrige
Vernan Abeysignha
Vernan Abeysignha
Film Crew
Palitha Perera

Palitha Perera
Cinematographer

Lionel Gunarathna
Sound Management
Rasitha Jinasena

Rasitha Jinasena
Costume
Chinthaka Somakeerthi

Chinthaka Somakeerthi
Cinematographer
Nishantha Padmakumara

Nishantha Padmakumara
Production Manager

Narada Thotagamuwa
Make-up Artists
Asoka Athaudahetti

Asoka Athaudahetti
Assistant Director
Sumudu Guruge

Sumudu Guruge
Music Director

Nadeeka Guruge
Music Director

Prasanna Jayakodi
Director
Bathiya Dunusingha

Bathiya Dunusingha
Editor
Rangana Dingharage

Rangana Dingharage
Editor
Sudesh Kumarasinghe

Sudesh Kumarasinghe
Editor

Sunil Wijerathna
Art Director
Rasitha Jinasena

Rasitha Jinasena
Executive Producer
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