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Dharmasena Pathiraja
1943 - 30
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Dharmasena Pathiraja
Dharmasena Pathiraja
  • Birthday : 1943 March 28
  • Died : 30
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    NATIONAL AWARDS

    1 Best Director

    7th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1975
    Ahas Gauwa

    2 Best Script Writer

    7th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1975
    Ahas Gauwa

    3 Best Director

    3rd OCIC Award Ceremony 1975
    Ahas Gauwa

    4 Best Director

    5th OCIC Award Ceremony 1978
    Eya Dan Loku Lamayek

    5 Best Director

    1st Presidential Award 1979
    Bambaru Awith

    6 Best Director [3rd]

    6th OCIC Award Ceremony 1979
    Bambaru Awith

    7 Best Script Writer

    6th OCIC Award Ceremony 1979
    Bambaru Awith

    8 Merit Award

    1st Presidential Award 1979
    Bambaru Awith

    9 Best Director

    4th Presidential Award 1982
    Soldadu Unnahe

    10 Best Script Writer

    4th Presidential Award 1982
    Soldadu Unnahe

    11 Best Director

    9th OCIC Award Ceremony 1982
    Soldadu Unnahe

    12 Best LyricistSong : Mama oba simbmi

    8th Presidential Award 1986
    Karadiya Valalla

    13 "Swarna Sinha" Award

    12th Presidential Award 2000 - 2

    14 Derana Lifetime Award

    5th Derana Film Awards 2017

    15 Special AwardContribution to the Sri Lankan cinema

    3rd Hiru Golden Film Awards 2018
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Ahas Gauwa
    Actor
    1974
    2Soldadu Unnahe
    Main Actor
    1981

    AS CREW MEMBER

    1Hanthane Kathawa
    Script
    1969
    2Ahas Gauwa
    Director
    1974
    3Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
    Director / Script
    1977
    4Ponmani [ Tamil ]
    Director
    1977
    5Bambaru Awith
    Director / Producer / Script
    1978
    6Para Dige
    Director
    1980
    7Soldadu Unnahe
    Director / Producer / Script
    1981
    8Mathu Yam Dawasa
    Director / Producer / Script
    2001
    9Sakkaran
    Director
    2016
    10Swaroopa
    Director / Script
    2017

    AS SONG CREW

    1Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
    • Lyrics - Ma Hada Thula Wikasitha Vuna
    1977
    BIOGRAPHY

    Early life
    Educated at Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Pathiraja graduated from the University of Peradeniya with an honours degree in Sinhala and Western Classical Culture in 1967. 
    Subsequently he began work as a lecturer in Drama and Performance Arts. and later obtained a PhD in Bengali cinema from Monash University.
    His Thesis is The Dialectic of Region and Nation in the Films of Bengali Independents: Ghatak, Ray and Sen(2001) .He learnt the language of cinema from the film 
    society movement which was very popular in Sri Lanka in early sixties. He also recognized their socio-political limitations in a country which was heading for 
    a period of deep turmoil. He also studied the cinema of radical activists like Jean-Luc Godard, Third Cinema filmmakers like Fernando Solanas and Glauber Rocha, 
    and Asians like Mrinal Sen, Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.
     
    First wave of success (1970–1977)
    Pathiraja made a short 10 minute film titled Saturo in 1970. His full-length feature film Ahas Gauwa followed four years later. Dealing with the urban lower class, 
    the film was atypical of most commercial films of that period. It was critically well-received, sweeping the FCJAC Awards landing Best Picture, Best Director 
    and Best Actor and winning the Office Catholique Internationale Du Cinema (Sri Lanka) awards for Best Film and Best Director.
     
     
    1975's Eya Dan Loku Lamayek was Sri Lanka's entry at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival,
     winning a Special Diploma for Female Performance in 1976 and the Special award from the peace council of the USSR to be screened at 
    the 18th Venice Film Festival in Bergamo, Italy in 1975
     
    1978's Bambaru Avith is widely considered Pathiraja's masterpiece. 
    That year it represented Sri Lanka at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival and was screened at the Venice and Los Angeles Film Festivals. 
    In Sri Lanka it was awarded Best Director and Best Film honors at the first Presidential Film Awards and the OCIC Awards. 
    In 1997 a special council selected to celebrate 50 years of Sri Lankan Cinema named it the fourth best Sri Lankan film of all-time.
     
     
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