Saroja (2000 film)
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|Directed by||Somaratne Dissanayake|
|Produced by||Renuka Balasuriya|
|Written by||Somaratne Dissanayake|
Nithyavani Kandasami |
|Music by||Nanda Malini & Edward Jayakodi|
|Language||Sinhalese & Tamil|
- 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
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.
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- Audience award (Best film) - Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh) 2000
- Best Asian Film (Netpac Award) - Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh) 2000
- Bronze Award Independent Theatrical Feature Films - First Feature - Houston International Film Festival (USA) 2000
- Special Award of the Festival - Pyongyang International Film Festival (Korea) 2000
- Best Director - Iran International Film Festival (Isfahan - Iran) 2000
- Best Performance (Pramudi & Nithyavani) - Iran International Film Festival (Isfahan - Iran) 2000
- LivUllmann Peace Award - Chicago International Film Festival (USA) 2000
- Audience Award -Vesoul International Film Festival (France) 2000
- "Cinematic acclaim for Semage, Dissanayake". The Sunday Times. 6 February 2000. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- Medis, Darshana (13 October 2018). "Saroja: a distortion of the racist war in Sri Lanka". World Socialist Website. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- "Somaratne Dissanayake". National Film Corporation. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
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