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Neeta Fernando latest Sinhala film Saptaswara (Seven Notes)

නීටා ප්‍රනාන්දු නිෂ්පාදනය කරන නවතම චිත්‍රපටය සෙවන් නෝට්ස් හී මුහුරත් උළෙල පසුගියදා පිළියන්දල දම්පෙ සුළග අවන්හලේදී පැවැත්විණි. එදිනම එම චිත්‍රපටයෙහි පළමු දර්ශනය රූගත කරන ලදී.

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Sri Lankan Sinhala Film Cinderella by Inoka Sathyangani at Sandeshaya Sri Lanka

Are Sri Lankan filmmakers of the alternative stream gradually giving up their ideals and embracing the mainstream in the face of growing censorship and public opinion which seems to be gradually turning censorial? Recent developments seem to affirm that sentiment. Ashoka Handagama came out with Vidu, which is a hit among teachers and school children under 13, and Enoka Sathyangani announced a few weeks back that her next film will be titled Cinderella, a romance.
Sathyangani made a name for herself in the early 2000s with her debut feature film Sulang Kirilli, which dealt with the lives of garment workers at the Free Trade Zone, and abortion. The 2002 film won 22 international awards but was met with scepticism and censorship back home. With the discontinuation of the National Film Development Fund and growing concerns of censorship the director kept a low profile.

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Sinhala Film Kusa Paba with Pooja Umashanker and Jackson Anthony by Sunil Ariyaratne

Bubbly Sri Lankan-born actress Pooja Umashanker who has mesmerized the film audiences both in Sri Lanka and India, recently deferred her decision to hang up her boots and accepted a historic offer to play the role of Pabawathi in the latest movie titled ‘Kusa-Paba’ directed by award-winning filmmaker, author and lyricist Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne.

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