Vaishnavee

Vaishnavee

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  • 1 hr 55 mins
  • Drama
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Set in 1930's, a puppeteer is arranged to be married to a young girl, but after she elopes with her lover, the grieving man carves a puppet in her likeness that comes to life, setting in motion a fantastical chain of events.

Directed by

Sumitra Peries

Written by

Lester James Peries, Tony Ranasinghe

Cast

  • Thumindu Dodantenne [ Osanda ]

    Thumindu Dodantenna is a Sri Lankan actor known for Koombiyo (2017), Matha (2012) and Sankara (2007). Dodantenna was graduated from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 2004 with a degree in Drama and Theater (special) with solid four year experience in the academia. He is presently serving in the Department of Performing Arts (Sripalee Campus of University of Colombo) as a Probationary Lecturer. He has been married to Kalani Dodantenna since January 6, 2014.

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  • Yashoda Wimaladharma [ Tree Goddess ]

    Yashoda Wimaladharma is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress. Yashoda was born on 28 October 1970 in Sri Lanka to Ravilal Wimaladharma, a Hindi language teacher at University of Kelaniya and Mallika Wimaladharma, a former dancer and school teacher. She made her cinema debut in 1990 from the film titled Gurugedara (Teacher's home) directed by Vijaya Dharmasiri, and also won the merit award for this film at Sarasaviya Film Festival in 1993.

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  • Samadhi Arunachaya [ Ruchira ]

    Samadhi Arunachaya Moragolla is a teledrama actress better known as Malee following the success of the tele drama with the same title, who came to the limelight after been crowned as 2010 awurudu kumari competition conducted by Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. Samadhi was born on 25 November 1990 as the first of two children, in Tissamaharama, a town in south-eastern Sri Lanka, She schooled at Tangalle Girls College. She began her career with her debut tele ‘Saveena’ which was aired on Derana TV.

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  • Iranganie Serasinghe [ Mother ]

    Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe is a Sri Lankan actress known for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Kalu Hima and Machan (2008). Iranganie was born on June 21, 1927 and grew up in Moodugomuwa. She attended Bishop's College and entered the University of Ceylon in 1947. Iranganie graduated with an Arts degree and travelled to London with letters of recommendation from Ludowyk. There with the help of actresses Flora Robson and Sybil Thorndyke, Meedeniya attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for a year and the London School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art for two years. Iranganie started her career in cinema in Lester James Peries "Be Safe or Be Sorry" for the Government Film Unit. Peries subsequently cast her in his debut feature film Rekava as a mother. It has since achieved an iconic status in Sri Lanka. Since her debut in Rekava, Serasinghe has become recognized for playing motherly figures in various films and television serials. She is the aunt of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.

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  • Jayalath Manorathna [ Father ]

    Jayalath Manorathna is a Sri Lankan actor, known for Dedunu Akase (2017), Sisila Giniganee (1991) and Handaya (1979). Manorathna was born on June 12, 1948 in Dehiane, Nuwara Eliya District as the youngest son in the family of six children. Manorathna went to Poramadulla Central College and completed his PhD at Sri Jayewardenepura University, the institution from where he also completed his Master’s Degree. He got his first role in a school drama titled Aspha Gudung which was among nine plays selected from each of the provinces for the finals of the annual inter-school drama competition. But it was at Peradeniya University, under the guidance of Professor Sarathchandra that Manorathna evolved as an actor and landed his first main role in the maestro’s operatic play Premato Jayati Soko.

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  • Vasanthi Chathurani [ Actress ]

    Vasanthi Chathurani is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress and producer, known for Hansa Vilak (1980), Jullietge Bhoomikawa (1998) and Dhawala Pushpaya (1994). Vasanthi was born on October 18, 1962 as Wasantha Doreen Peterson and schooled at Holy Cross Convent, Gampaha. She made her debut as a teenager in Sumitra Peiris's Gehenu Lamai in 1978. Her most acclaimed role in the silver screen was that of 'Nirmala' in Ganga Addara opposite late Vijaya Kumaratunga in 1980. She was crowned Best Actress for her performance in this film, at the Sarasaviya Awards Festival that year. Chathurani recently got into teledrama productions, financing successful teledramas such as Aga Pipi Mal, Sedona and Ranga Soba.

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  • Mahendra Perera [ Actor ]

    Mahendra Perera is an award-winnig Sri Lankan artist of cinema, television and theatre. He started his career in the 1993 film Nelum Ha Samanmalee, and rose to prominence in 2004 by playing the male lead in the highly successful film Mille Soya, and later the 2008 film Machan. He is a past pupil of Thurstan College, Colombo.

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  • Rohana Beddage [ Actor ]

    Rohana Beddage is a veteran folksinger, lyricist and actor, known for Nirwana Island (2019), Vaishnavee (2017) and Uppalawanna (2007).

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  • Roshan Pilapitaya [ Actor ]

    Roshan Pilapitiya is an award winning Sri Lankan actor, and a singer. Pilapitiya was born on 21 March 1975 as the youngest in a family of four siblings to affluent parents in Hanguranketha close to Kandy. His father Ariya Abhayasinghe, was a proprietary tea planter while his mother Mallika Pilapitiya had been the lead actress in the first outdoor movie 'Rekawa' directed by Lester James Peiris. Pilapitiya had his primary education in native Hanguranketha and went to Dharmarajah College Kandy to pursue his higher education. He joined the Red Heart band as a vocalist cum guitarist and key board player. He had recorded a number of his own songs. Pilapitiya made his acting debut with teledrama Golu Hadawatha (1988), which was directed by popular director Lester James Peries. He won a Presidential award for best upcoming actor in 2002. He played the main part of several commercial successes such as Mandakini (1999), Daru Upatha (2001), Rajjumala (2004), Dhana Rina (2007) and critically acclaimed act in teledramas such as Ek Murgaanganaawiyak. He was awarded the most popular actor award at Sumathi Tele Awards in both 2003 and 2004.

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  • Shehara Hewadewa [ Actress ]

    Shehara Hewadewa is an actress, known for Sinhala horror movie Maya 3D (2016).

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Reviews

  • 4.8/5
2 Fan Ratings
  • Randika Amarsuriya 17 April 2018

    A sinhala movie with an uncommon concept. Acting is superb.

  • Manohan nanayakkara 08 April 2018

    Elegic romance by the two veterans of sri Lanka cinema