Saroja (2000 film)

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Saroja
Directed by Somaratne Dissanayake
Produced by Renuka Balasuriya
Written by Somaratne Dissanayake
Starring Nithyavani Kandasami
Joe Abeywickrama
Sausantha Chandramali
Nita Fernando
Music by Nanda Malini & Edward Jayakodi
Release date
2000
Running time
103 min
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhalese & Tamil

Saroja is a Sri Lankan film directed by Somaratne Dissanayake. The film is about discrimination among Sri Lankan ethnic groups.

Cast[edit]

  • Pramudi Karunarathne as Varuni
  • Nithyavani Kandasami as Saroja
  • Joe Abeywickrama as Indigenous Doctor
  • Sausantha Chandramali as Nurse
  • Nita Fernando as Mother (Teacher's wife)
  • Janaka Kumbukage as Father

Plot[edit]

The film tells the story of a friendship between two children; one the daughter of a Tamil fighter, the other daughter to a Sinhalese school teacher.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cinematic acclaim for Semage, Dissanayake". The Sunday Times. 6 February 2000. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ Medis, Darshana (13 October 2018). "Saroja: a distortion of the racist war in Sri Lanka". World Socialist Website. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Somaratne Dissanayake". National Film Corporation. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

External links[edit]

Saroja on IMDb