Golu Hadawatha / ගොළු හදවත
[ Black & White 35mm ]
Film No : 175
Released Date : 1968-04-24
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Golu Hadawatha / ගොළු හදවත
(Dumed Heart )
Film No : 175
Released Date : 1968-04-24
Colorimeter : Black & White
Video Format : 35mm
Category : Drama
Company : Ceyloan Studio

Main Actor : Wickrema Bogoda

Main Actress : Anula Karunathilaka

Director : Dr. Lester James Peries

Producer : P.E.E. Anthonypillai



Golu Hadawatha (Translation: Silent Heart) was a popular 1969 Sinhalese language romance film directed by maestro Lester James Peiris. The film stars Wickrema Bogoda and Anula Karunathilake in the lead roles. Based on a novel by Karunasena Jayalath, its screenplay was written by Regi Siriwardena. Music was by Premasiri Khemadasa. The film is far in advance of its time and shows the touch of a master in the cinematography. The first half of the film depicts the story though the eyes of Sugath and the next half the audience see the story through the eyes of Dammi. The film departs from the normal recipie of Hero, heroine, villain, joker, songs, fights etc and was regarded as one of the land marks in Sri Lankan Cinema.

It was awarded the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress of the year at the prestigious Sarasaviya Awards Festival. The film, which depicts the love affair between two school going teenagers, created a sensation among Sri Lankan film lovers, both young and old, and is considered a landmark in the history of Sri Lankan cinema.




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