Bawatharana / භවතරණ
[ Colour 35mm ]
Film No : 1332
Released Date : 2021-12-03
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Bawatharana / භවතරණ
Film No : 1332
Released Date : 2021-12-03
Colorimeter : Colour
Video Format : 35mm
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Main Actress : Malani Fonseka
Director : Devinda Kongahage
Producer : Rajaputra Weerasinghe
Producer : Shirani Keppetipola



The research for the film began in 2009, based on Professor Lona Devaraja's book, "The Kandian Kingdom". The director stayed in temples for a long time, collected hard-to-find information, studied other works written in English, and collected as much material as was not written in the vernacular or the Mahavamsa.
Nishantha Pradeep is the cinematographer, Praveen Jayaratne is the editor, whereas Narada Dhananji Thotagamuwa and Premalal Liyanage are the make-up artists. Manoj Wickramarasinghe and Chinthaka Wijeratne joined as the art directors, Kalinga Gihan Perera is the Sound mixer and choreographer. Music is composed by Naaratne Gamage and Jagath Wickramasinghe. The lyrics, screenplay and direction are done by Devinda Kongahage. The filming was completed in 2013 but had to wait eight years to make official screen. The film was officially released on 3 December 2021 in Ridma theatre cinemas. The film also became the first Sinhala film to be screened in Kandy City Center Cinema when it was screened on 10 December 2021.
Sameera Hasun, Narada Ratnayake, Shirley Samarasinghe, Asanka, Asanga and Sampath are the assistant directors. Gunathilaka Ranawaka in Production Management. Shashika Abeywickrema, Buddhika Lokuketiya and Sulochana Akalanka contributed. Still photos by Dhammika Pathiratne. Technical work by Ruwan Karunaratne, Chaminda Pathiratne and Buddhika Serasinghe. Production coordination by Nayani Kongahage.

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