Saroja / සරෝජා
[ Colour 35 mm ]
Film No : 910
Released Date : 2000-03-10
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Saroja / සරෝජා
Film No : 910
Released Date : 2000-03-10
Colorimeter : Colour
Video Format : 35 mm
Category : Family

Main Actor : Tharaka Hettiarachchi

Main Actress : Dilani Abeywardana

Main Actress : Malani Fonseka

Director : Somarathna Dissanayake

Producer : Renuka Balasooriya

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
1Netpac Awards- Best Asian Film
Dhaka International Film Festival - 2000
Dhaka - Bangladesh
2Audience Awards-Best Film
Dhaka International Film Festival - 2000
Dhaka - Bangladesh
3Special Awards in the Festival
Piyoung Yang International Film Festival - 2000
Korea
4Liv Ullmann Peace Awards
Chicago International Film Festival - 2000
Chicago - USA
5Audience Certificate
Vesoul International Film Festival - 2000
France

NATIONAL AWARDS

   FOR ARTISTS


1Best Actor
14th Presidential Award 2001
Janaka Kumbukge
2Best Upcoming Actor
14th Presidential Award 2001
Mervin maheshan
3Special Jurry Award
14th Presidential Award 2001
Pramudi Karunarathna
4Special Jurry Award
14th Presidential Award 2001
Nithyavani Kandasami
5Special Jurry Award
14th Presidential Award 2001
Somarathna Dissanayake
6Best Actor - Merit
27th OCIC Award Ceremony 2002
Janaka Kumbukge
7Best Performance Award - Gold
27th OCIC Award Ceremony 2002
Mahendra Perera
8Best Performance Award - Merit
27th OCIC Award Ceremony 2002
Suminda Weerasinghe
 
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This film tackles problematic issues in Sri Lanka, such as the war and racial intolerance. Sri Lanka is not geared to producing musicals in the same way that Mumbai is. This is a serious, well-made drama, focusing on a wounded Tamil Tiger soldier who sends his daughter to a Sinhalese border village to avoid starving to death in the jungle, after the Sri Lankan army destroys a Tiger base. The young child, Saroja, is taken in by a school teacher and his family, after befriending their daughter. Saroja persuades the teacher to go back and rescue her father. Problems arise when they try to conceal the identities of their new guests from the rest of the village. Similar villages have fallen victim to savage machete killings by Tigers seeking to prolong the war and provoke the army into similar massacres. The paranoia and fear that spreads through the village is powerfully evoked, with Janake Kumbukage being convincing as the teacher The two little girls in the film were without fault and their scenes avoided over the top sentimentality. Overall, an extremely touching and well-made film.

 
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