Gamani (2011)

Movie


Gamani (2011)

After the Gonagala massacre by the LTTE, the villagers are about to flee their village. The village monk persuades them to stay, with the support of a schoolteacher, who later manages to get village guards trained by the military. They build up their confidence and get them trained to face the terrorists on their own.
Sri Lanka
IMDb   7.6 /10
Creators
Director Sarath Weerasekara
Writer Sarath Weerasekara
Information
Release Date2011-08-19
Runtime2h 33mins
GenreAction, Drama, War
Content Rating
Awards
Company
CountrySri Lanka
LanguageSinhalese
Jagath Beneragama
Jagath Beneragama
Village guard 4
Jagath Chamila
Jagath Chamila
Village guard 3
Dilhani Ekanayake
Dilhani Ekanayake
Sulochana
Bimal Jayakodi
Bimal Jayakodi
Vikum (Major)
Asela Jayakody
Asela Jayakody
Village guard 2
W. Jayasiri
W. Jayasiri
Monk
Anuruddhika Padukkage
Anuruddhika Padukkage
Asha
Village guard 1
Ranjit Rubasinghe
Ranjit Rubasinghe
Suminda Sirisena
Suminda Sirisena
Principal
Kumara Thirimadura
Kumara Thirimadura
Sergeant Ranasinghe

Gamani (film)

Gamani (Sinhala: ගාමනි) is a 2011 Sri Lankan Sinhala war thriller biographical film directed by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara and produced by Upali Rajapakse. It stars Dilhani Ekanayake and Bimal Jayakody in lead roles along with Mahendra Perera and Jagath Chamila. Music composed by Nadeeka Guruge. It is the 1245th film in Sri Lankan cinema.

The film is influenced by 1999 LTTE terrorist attack of Gonagala massacre. The film has been shot in and around Karuwalagaswewa for 12 consecutive days.


Cast

  • Dilhani Ekanayake as Sulochana Weerasekera 'Iskola Hamine'
  • Bimal Jayakody as Major Vikum
  • Mahendra Perera as Mahendra
  • Jagath Chamila as Sunimal
  • W. Jayasiri as Sumedha 'Hamuduruwo'
  • Ranjith Rubasinghe as Sirisoma
  • Jagath Benaragama as Jagath
  • Suminda Sirisena as School teacher
  • Kumara Thirimadura as Sergeant Ranasinghe
  • Darshan Dharmaraj as LTTE leader
  • Sampath Jayaweera as Upul
  • Muthu Tharanga as Mala
  • Asela Jayakody as Head Grama Arakshaka
  • Sarath Kothalawala Ranasinghe's head officer
  • Sanath Gunathilake as Army Chief
  • Ritigala as himself
  • Damitha Abeyratne as Crouched shooter
  • Veena Jayakody as Dead rebel's mother
  • Giriraj Kaushalya as NGO officer
  • Geetha Kanthi Jayakody as Sudha's mother
  • Rathna Lalani Jayakody as Murder victim
  • Gihan Fernando as Minister's secretary
  • Sujani Menaka as Upul's lover
  • Manel Wanaguru as NGO Committee member
  • Jayani Senanayake as Head Grama Arakshaka's wife
  • Sarath Chandrasiri as LTTE cadre

Soundtrack

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Dana Mana Bandu"Sarath WeerasekaraDeepika Priyadarshani 

Awards

The film won 12 awards at 2011 Derana Film Awards Ceremony, including many major categories.

  • Best Actress - Dilhani Ekanayake
  • Best Film - Gamani
  • Best Villain - Darshan Dharmaraj
  • Best Music Director - Nadeeka Guruge
  • Best Editing - Ravindra Guruge
  • Best Stunt Direction - Priyantha Sirikumara (Ritigala Sumedha)
  • Best Script - Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara
  • Best Direction - Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara
  • Best Co-actor - W. Jayasiri and Kumara Thirimadura
  • Best Co-actress - Muthu Tharanga
  • Best Cinamatography - Ashoka Sigera
  • Best Background Artist - Deepika Priyadarshani