Golu Hadawatha

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  • 1969
  • 2 hr
  • 8.4  (60)

Golu Hadawatha is a Sri Lankan romantic drama film directed by Lester James Peries, released in 1969. The film stars Sriyani Amarasena, Wickrema Bogoda, Anula Karunatilleka in the lead roles. The story of the film is based on a literary work by Karunasena Jayalath. The story revolves around a young man named Jinadasa (played by Wickrema Bogoda) who lives in a sleepy village of Sri Lanka. He is a shy and introverted person who is not very good at expressing his feelings. One day, he meets a beautiful young woman named Rani (played by Sriyani Amarasena) and immediately falls in love with her. However, he is too scared to tell her how he feels.

Rani is a modern and free-spirited young woman who is studying in Colombo. She is visiting her village during her vacation, and it is during this time that she meets Jinadasa. Despite her initial reluctance towards him, Rani starts to develop feelings for Jinadasa after spending some time with him.

Their romance blossoms slowly, but it is not without its obstacles. Jinadasa's conservative family is not very supportive of his relationship with Rani. They want him to marry a girl from the village and settle down. On the other hand, Rani's father is against her relationship with Jinadasa because he is a poor farmer.

As they navigate through these challenges, Jinadasa and Rani's relationship deepens, and they become inseparable. They soon realize that they cannot live without each other. However, fate has other plans for them, and their love is put to the ultimate test.

Golu Hadawatha is a poignant tale of love and sacrifice set against the backdrop of idyllic Sri Lankan countryside. The film beautifully captures the essence of rural life in Sri Lanka and the cultural values that define it. The stunning cinematography and the haunting music of the film add to its charm.

Sriyani Amarasena delivers a stellar performance as Rani, bringing to life the free-spirited and independent character with ease. Wickrema Bogoda also shines as the introverted and shy Jinadasa, conveying his emotions through his expressions and body language.

The supporting cast of the film, including Anula Karunatilleka, Wimal Kumara de Costa, and Saman Athaudahetti, also deliver strong performances.

Golu Hadawatha became a critical and commercial success upon its release and is considered one of the greatest Sri Lankan films of all time. It won several awards at international film festivals and is still remembered fondly by audiences worldwide.

Overall, Golu Hadawatha is a timeless classic that explores the complexities of love and relationships with a sensitivity that is rare in cinema today. This film will continue to be cherished by cinema lovers for generations to come.

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    8.4  (60)