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Death on a Full Moon Day (1997)

Pura Handa Kaluwara (original title)
A great sinhala movie "drama", of a father( Mr.Joe Abewickrama), who refuses to believe in his son's death at war.

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Prasanna Vithanage
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Credited cast:
Joe Abeywickrama Joe Abeywickrama ... Vannihamy
Nayana Hettiarachchi Nayana Hettiarachchi
Kumara Karunananda Kumara Karunananda
Mahendra Perera Mahendra Perera ... Village Officer
Priyanka Samaraweera Priyanka Samaraweera ... Sunanda
Linton Semage Linton Semage
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In a draught-stricken land marred by ethnic conflict, the sons of the rural poor are dying in a bitter civil war. However, Wannihami, the blind old man, knows that rain will come soon. On the Buddhist holiday of the full moon, the body of Bandara, Wannihami's soldier son, is brought home in a sealed coffin. The rains fall on the day Bandara is buried. But Wannihami refuses to sign the papers which entitles the family to Government compensation. Despite pressure from his desperate community, Wannihami still retains clarity of vision which transcends his blindness. He decides to dig up his son's sealed coffin, even though he knows it will invalidate the compensation claim. His greater purpose is to believe that the war cannot kill his son. Written by Prasanna Vithanage

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Sri Lanka | Japan

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12 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Great Movie
4 September 2009 | by navsltSee all my reviews

One of the great classic movie come out from South Asian region. There isn't much incidents happening in the movie but performances of the characters & how it emerging form a small incident is the talent of the director. This movie was banned at the time it was showing in the Sri Lanka. It was relating to terrorist problems at that period of the country & therefor film was heavily criticize by the government. However it took attention form locally as well as Internationaly. If someone forget to mention the remarkable acting of the Joe Abewickrama i think it is really unfair. This kind of films are created very rarely to film industry. so i think if you a movie lover then you should have seen this kind of classy movie. These people should born in place like Hollywood to take the best of their creativity. Actually superb movie to watch.


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