Punchi Suranganavi

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Punchi Suranganavi
පුංචි සුරංගනාවී
Directed bySomaratne Dissanayake
Produced byRenuka Balasooriya
Written bySomaratne Dissanayake
StarringTharaka Hettiarachchi
Nithyavani Kandasami
Sriyantha Mendis
Music byRohana Weerasinghe
CinematographySuminda Weerasinghe
Edited byRavindra Guruge
Release date
19 July 2002
CountrySri Lanka
LanguageSinhala

Punchi Suranganavi (Little Angel) (Sinhalese: පුංචි සුරංගනාවී) is a 2002 Sri Lankan Sinhala children's film directed by Somaratne Dissanayake and produced by Renuka Balasooriya.[1] It stars two child artistes Tharaka Hettiarachchi and Nithyavani Kandasami in lead roles along with Sriyantha Mendis and Dilani Abeywardana. Music composed by Rohana Weerasinghe.[2][3][4] The film has received positive reviews[5] and adjudged many awards as well.[6] It is the 984th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhala cinema.[7]

Plot[edit]

The film revolves around a little mentally retarded boy Sampath and a Tamil girl Sathya, who started to make a bond and this effect little Sampath to improve his vocal and other abilities through little girl's kindness. However, a Sinhala-Tamil ethnic rebels occurred around the country broke the bond and Sathya's family was killed at last.

Cast[edit]

  • Tharaka Hettiarachchi as Sampath
  • Nithyavani Kandasami as Sathya
  • Sriyantha Mendis as Sampath'a father
  • Dilani Abeywardena as Nurse
  • Malini Fonseka as Sinhala teacher
  • Jayalath Manoratne as English teacher
  • Henry Jayasena as Psychiatric
  • Janaka Kumbukage as Suren
  • Namel Weeramuni as Doctor
  • Rathna Lalani Jayakody as Abandoned nurse
  • Giriraj Kaushalya
  • Kusum Renu as Sampath'a mother

Soundtrack[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Punchi Suranganawak[8]"Ruwani Kaushalya 

Awards[edit]

Dhaka International Film Festival[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 Punchi Suranganavi Jury Mention Award Won

Kerala International Film Festival[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 Punchi Suranganavi Golden Crow Pheasant Prize Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lankan Screened Films". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Film - Punchi Suranganavi (Little Angel)". Filmlanka official website. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Punchi Suranganavi (Little Angel) – 2002". somadissa.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Dissanayake attempts another Saroja". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Punchi Suranganavi (Little Angel review". Daily News. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  6. ^ "ACHIEVEMENTS OF DR. SOMARATNE DISSANAYAKE". somadissa.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Sri Lanka Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Punchi Suranganawak". Top Sinhala mp3. Retrieved 3 October 2016.