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Ganga Addara (1980)

"Ganga Addara" is a classic Sinhala movie released in 1980. It was directed by Sumitra Peiris, and written by Tissa Abesekara. The movie tells the story of Dr. Sarath Pathirana (Vijaya ... See full summary »

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Vasanthi Chathurani
Sanath Gunathilake
Vijaya Kumaratunga
Tony Ranasinghe
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"Ganga Addara" is a classic Sinhala movie released in 1980. It was directed by Sumitra Peiris, and written by Tissa Abesekara. The movie tells the story of Dr. Sarath Pathirana (Vijaya Kumarathunga). Who is trying out western medications on Sri Lankan patients which he learned during his studies in England. He is then directed by the head doctor (Henry Jayasena) to a special patient. A troubled, young and beautiful girl called Nirmala (Vasanthi Chathurani) who has been mute since her mental breakdown. In order to cure her, Dr. Pathirana questions Nirmala's father, a wealthy but a corrupted man named D.J Atapattu (Tony Ranasinghe). Atapattu's revelation of his secrets enables Dr. Pathirana to find out the causes of Nirmala's sudden mental breakdown

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An evergreen film !
22 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Ganga Addara ( The River's Edge ) was the second film produced by Sumathi Films , And is directed by Sumithra Peiris the wife of the SriLankan Film Maestro Lester James Peiris. Vasanthi Chaturani's Character as Nirmala is memorable . Only two songs in the film of which one is sung by Late Mr. Vijaya Kumaranatunge ( Dr. Sarath Pathirana) . This film based on a novel by Laticia Boteju . The Novel can be regarded as a poor one whereas the scrip of the film by Tissa Abeysekara is overcoming all those shortcomings and make th the film a masterpiece. It's also a family film . The playback music is by Vetaran Music composer Nimal Mendis. Nimal Mendis'Music has a unique caliber . He mostly uses the Sitar and the violin to spring out a melancholic feeling in the audience. ( Duwata Mawaka Misa) . Henry Jayasena and Vijaya Kumaratunga's roles are evergreen.

Devaka Jayasuriya


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