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Kadawunu Poronduwa - කඩවුණු පොරොන්දුව Film No :1
Kadawunu Poronduwa
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Kadawunu Poronduwa
Drama / Black&White / 35mm
Released Date :  1947-01-21
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Main Actor : B.A.W. Jayamanna
Main Actress : Rukmani Devi
Director : Jothish Singh
Producer : S.M.Nayagam
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
Josap Perera
Josap Perera
WisidorPerera
WisidorPerera
as Tailor
B.A.W. Jayamanna
B.A.W. Jayamanna
as Samson
Rukmani Devi
Rukmani Devi
as Ranjani
Jemini Kantha
Jemini Kantha
as Josi
Rupa Devi
Rupa Devi
as Tekla
Miriam Jayamanne
Miriam Jayamanne
as Hilda
Eddy Jayamanna
Eddy Jayamanna
as Manappu
Peter Peries
Peter Peries
as Victor
Stanley Mallawarachchi
Stanley Mallawarachchi
as Hemapala
D. T. Perera
D. T. Perera
Asilyn Balasooriya
Asilyn Balasooriya
as Sumana
J. B. Perera
J. B. Perera
as Doctor
Hiugo Fernando
Hiugo Fernando
Suriyarani Perera
Suriyarani Perera
Sina Pishpani
Sina Pishpani
Wida Soyza
Wida Soyza
S. S. Ponnisena
S. S. Ponnisena
Bertram Fernando
Bertram Fernando
as Mohamad
Joe Jayakodi
Joe Jayakodi
as Mudalali
S.D. Elisabeth
S.D. Elisabeth
Film Crew
Jothish Singh

Jothish Singh
Director
Narayana Aiyar

Narayana Aiyar
Music Director
K. Prabhakar

K. Prabhakar
Cinematographer
Pakeer Saleh

Pakeer Saleh
Editor

S.M.Nayagam
Producer
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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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