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Kadawunu Poronduwa
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Kadawunu Poronduwa
Drama / Black&White / 35mm
Released Date :  1947-01-21
   
Main Actor : B.A.W. Jayamanna
Main Actress : Rukmani Devi
Director : Jothish Singh
Producer : S.M. Nayagam
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Story

Ralahamy, a member of high status, dies leaving his family in debt after having squandered his fortune through extensive drinking and other vices. To get back into wealth, Ralahamy's wife Tackla pushes her daughter Ranjani to get married to a wealthy older man Victor with a child through an earlier marriage. In this process, Samson, Ranjani's boyfriend, who had tried extensively to get the family back into good graces going so far as to pay off their debts, is spurned. He then goes abroad to win a fortune.

When Samson returns he learns of Ranjani's engagement to Victor and tries to reach her through letter. His letters are hidden from her however, and rumours spread that Samson is now a cripple. Ultimately the truth is revealed.

Description

Kadawunu Poronduwa (Sinhala, "The Broken Promise") was the first film to be made in the Sinhala language; it is generally considered to have heralded the coming of Sinhala Cinema. The film was produced and filmed in India however, and was highly influenced by South Indian melodrama. It was first shown on January 21, 1947 at the Kingsley Cinema in Colombo.

A remake was released in 1982.

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Film Cast

S.D. Elisabeth
S.D. Elisabeth
Joe Jayakodi
Joe Jayakodi
as Mudalali
Bertram Fernando
Bertram Fernando
as Mohamad
S. S. Ponnisena
S. S. Ponnisena
Wida Soyza
Wida Soyza
Sina Pishpani
Sina Pishpani
Suriyarani Perera
Suriyarani Perera

J. B. Perera
J. B. Perera
as Doctor
Asilyn Balasooriya
Asilyn Balasooriya
as Sumana
D. T. Perera
D. T. Perera
Stanley Mallawarachchi
Stanley Mallawarachchi
as Hemapala
Peter Peries
Peter Peries
as Victor
Eddie Jayamanna
Eddie Jayamanna
as Manappu
Miriam Jayamanne
Miriam Jayamanne
as Hilda
Rupa Devi
Rupa Devi
as Tekla
Jemini Kantha
Jemini Kantha
as Josi
Rukmani Devi
Rukmani Devi
as Ranjani
B.A.W. Jayamanna
B.A.W. Jayamanna
as Samson
WisidorPerera
WisidorPerera
as Tailor
Josap Perera
Josap Perera
G. Thimosios Perera
G. Thimosios Perera
as Jayasena
Film Crew
C. Ranga Raj

C. Ranga Raj
Sound Assistant
Ganesan

Ganesan
Moulding
G. Khaskar

G. Khaskar
Settings
Sankarao

Sankarao
Settings
Abel Jeeyaratnam

Abel Jeeyaratnam
Sound Management
Matarajan

Matarajan
Assistant Director
Vajran

Vajran
Assistant Director
S. Subramanyan

S. Subramanyan
Still Photographer
V.V. Iyer

V.V. Iyer
Still Photographer
M.S. Parthasarathy

M.S. Parthasarathy
Editor
M. Chimanlal

M. Chimanlal
Choreographers
Velayudham

Velayudham
Assistant Makeup
Saheb Jan

Saheb Jan
Costume
Muththu

Muththu
Choreographers
Saroja

Saroja
Choreographers
Sooriya Raj

Sooriya Raj
Choreographers
Sin Minkin

Sin Minkin
Choreographers
S. Saundar Rajan

S. Saundar Rajan
Associate Director

B.A.W. Jayamanna
Script

B.A.W. Jayamanna
Dialogs

B.A.W. Jayamanna
Story
Parker Sali

Parker Sali
Editor

S.M. Nayagam
Producer
K. Prabhakar

K. Prabhakar
Cinematographer
Narayana Aiyar

Narayana Aiyar
Music Director

Jothish Singh
Director
Shanthimathi

Shanthimathi
Choreographers
Raj Gopal

Raj Gopal
Assistant Camera
K. Raju

K. Raju
Assistant Camera
Baktavatsalam

Baktavatsalam
Make-up Artists
P.V. Ramaswami

P.V. Ramaswami
Assistant Music Director
V.K. Rao

V.K. Rao
Publicist
Damle

Damle
Publicist
Ghodgaonkar

Ghodgaonkar
Art Conception
Ramamurthy

Ramamurthy
Set Decorator
Film Showcards
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Film Premiere
Kadawunu Poronduwa 
Film Fan Club
Ranjan
 
Comments
aruna gunarathna - Posts : 6 (Since :2010-07-28)
 
first sinhala movie based on the popular stag play by b.a.w.jayamanna.it shown more than 899 times in islandwide.filmed in madurai chithra kala movitone studio
 
G.A.Kithsiri - Posts : 3 (Since :0000-00-00)
 
palamu sinhala chittarapatiya. apita sampurnawa balanna nolabima gena dukai. cinamawa sanraksanaya nokala ayata sapa wewa. ediriya sadahawath sanraksanaya gena baladarin hithanawanam hodai.
 
 
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