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The real story of the not-so real Sri Lanka National Handball Team.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dharmapriya Dias ...
Stanley
Gihan De Chickera ...
Manoj
Dharshan Dharmaraj ...
Namal Jayasinghe ...
Vijith
Sujeewa Priyalal ...
Piyal
Dayadewa Edirisinghe ...
Naseem
Mahendra Perera ...
Ruan
Pitchchei Selvaraj ...
Nesa
Kumara Thirimadura ...
Oaf
Pubudu Chathuranga ...
Spoilt Son
S. Selvsekaran ...
Father
Pradeepan Puwabalasingham ...
AJ
Sarath Karunaratne ...
PK
Mangala Pradeep Kumara ...
VD
Saumya Liyanage ...
Angry Foreigner
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A group of desperate slum dwellers, living on the margins of society under impossible pressures, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria to be the answer to their prayers, a one way ticket to the West and the wealth that will solve all their problems. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Machan - La vera storia di una falsa squadra  »

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Sri Lankan cinema at its best!!!!!!!!!!!
17 November 2008 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

This is a truly excellent Sri Lankan movie which we have not seen for ages in this Island. The subtle way the director has used the humor superbly depicts poverty and people's continuous struggle for living in the capital city.

The dialogs are excellent with superb directing and full credit should go to the Italian director, Uberto Pasolini for his wonderful effort to make a world class Sri Lankan movie. He has been able to grasp the authenticity of Colombo life through the camera with wonderful script writing of Ruwanthi De Chikera.

The selection of the cast and their performance is also superb with not so popular names in cinema like Dharmapriya Dias, Gihan De Chikera and can go on with many other names. Everything else in this movie is excellent including music, art direction, camera etc.

It is rather unfortunate that this film did not get more attention among the viewers in this country perhaps because of the less media publicity given to this compared to some other contemporary movies.

Anyway, this movie stands at the top among all other contemporary local movies & once again well done everyone who contributed to this superb effort.

My vote is 10 out of 10, since we have not seen such high quality Sri Lankan movies before.


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