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Anantha Rathriya

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Anantha Rathriya
Anantha Rathriya film.jpg
Directed byPrasanna Vithanage
Written byLeo Tolstoy (novel), Prasanna Vithanage (writer)
Produced byDamayanthi Fonseka
StarringSwarna Mallawarachchi, Ravindra Randeniya, Yashoda Wimaladharma, Tony Ranasinghe
CinematographyM. D. Mahindapala
Edited byLal Piyasena
Music byHarsha Makalanda
Distributed byFifth circuit
Release date
  • September 1996 (September 1996)
(Pusan International Film Festival)
Running time
75 minutes
CountrySri Lanka
LanguageSinhala

Anantha Rathriya (Dark Night of the Soul) is a 1996 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Prasanna Vithanage. It is loosely based on the 1899 Leo Tolstoy novel Resurrection.[1]

Plot

Suwisal (Ravindra Randeniya) arrives at what seems to be an old family house in the middle of the night. The housekeeper explains that the rebels have asked everyone in the village to keep the lights off, and that for all, times have been bad. Suwisal recalls brief memories of the piano and a young girl shyly peering out behind the drapes at him and his aunts.

Several days earlier, Suwisal's fiancée (Yashoda Wimaladharma) calls to remind him of jury duty. He is to spend the next three days listening to a theft/murder case. The defendant, Piyum (Swarna Mallawarachchi) has been charged with the murder of John Wijesinghe. She is a prostitute and Wijesinghe, a client. He did not have enough money to pay her, so instead of continuing with her work, she slipped sleeping pills into his drink. Piyum left the room and Wijesinghe died.

Decades before, a young Suwisal goes back to the village and ancestral home to work on his thesis called, "The Possible Result of Disillusioned Rural Youth and the Impact of the Free Education Policy". He encounters the servant woman working at his aunts' home. He sleeps with her, and soon thereafter, leaves to go back to the city. Through letters, he learns she is pregnant, and stops all communication with her.

During the second day of the trial, Suwisal goes to his lawyer friend Vicky (Tony Ranasinghe)[2] and explains that he knows Piyum. She is the former servant at his aunt's house. Vicky advises Suwisal to keep quiet and wait for the trial to finish. Piyum does not indicate that she knows Suwisal, which causes him to question his actions and character. At the end of the trial, the jury convicts Piyum and sentences her to 10 years in jail.

Suwisal's guilt overtakes him and he goes to the jail to help Piyum. She informs him that she gave birth to a boy, who lived for a week, then tried to find Suwisal in the city, and "lost her way." She tells him to stop contacting her, and the last he sees of her is while she walks out of jail.

Cast

Acclaim

The film won Sri Lanka Film Critics Forum Awards for the outstanding film, the best director and the script writer in 1996.[3]

References

  1. ^ Fernando, Tilak. "Double Bill for the Price of One". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Tony Ranasinghe - Celebrity film actor". LankaLibrary Forum. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Jury convicts her for his crime". Sunday Times. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

External links

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