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Censor green lights ‘Vidhu’

Handagama begings a new journey
By Susitha R. Fernando

The Censor Board has approved ‘Vidhu’, the new children’s tale directed by award winning filmmaker Asoka Handagama. Handagama’s latest film which comes after a long silence was approved for unrestricted audience by the Public Performance Board of Sri Lanka last week.

Handagama is well-known for his bold approach to controversial and innovative directions on issues and plots that were hardly touched by others.

‘Vidhu’ is a non-schooling boy whose fate dramatically changes after a tourist humiliates him saying that he is not worth a dollar. The child’s fate changes when he started to question the value of life.

With the film, specially made to address children and youth, Handagama is to open a new chapter in his journey of filmmaking.

The film stars Chandani Senevirathne, Gamini Hettiarachchi and Himasal Liyanage together with Thanishka Vimalarathne, Shamila Nimanthi Frenando and Himasal Liyanage who are introduced to the silver screen. The film’s roles are also played by Asoka De Soysa, Lanka Bandaranayaka, Amarapala Karasingharachchi, Shyam Fernando, Bhanu Prasanna and Ranjith Marasinghe.

The film is co-produced by Iranthi Abeyasinghe, Jagath Wijenayaka, Prashant Rathi and Kanwar Inder Rai and Prasanna Vithanage for Mindfire Productions, Silumina Films and Premiere Pictures.

Director of photography, Channa Deshapriya, editor is Ravindra Guruge, art Director is Sunil Wijerathna, make up by Hemantha Gamage and Kapila Poogalaa rachchi directs the music.

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