Saptha Kanya

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  • 1993
  • 7.7  (36)

Saptha Kanya is a Sri Lankan film released in 1993, directed by Senesh Dissanayake, starring Kamal Addaraarachchi, Menike Attanayaka, and Robin Fernando. The movie revolves around the story of seven women with different professions and backgrounds. The main protagonist of the movie is Renuka (Menike Attanayaka), a young journalist who is working on an article about the lives of seven women who reside in the same apartment complex. The title of the film, Saptha Kanya, refers to the seven women who are portrayed in the movie as strong and independent individuals.

As Renuka starts to delve deeper into the lives of these women, she uncovers their struggles and challenges as they navigate through life. The seven women are diverse in their backgrounds, each having their own unique stories.

One of the women, played by Sabeeta Perera, is a passionate artist who has to balance her love for creativity with the demands of her family life. Another is a school teacher who must face the harsh realities of the education system and the challenges of teaching in a conservative society.

The film showcases the struggles of a young doctor, a businesswoman, a singer, and a dancer who are juggling their aspirations while trying to navigate through societal expectations and norms.

As Renuka continues to document their journeys, she develops a deeper understanding of their struggles and empathizes with their stories. The seven women become a source of inspiration for her as she learns about their resilience in the face of adversity.

Despite the different backgrounds and professions of the women, their stories are interconnected as they all share the common theme of challenging societal norms and breaking gender stereotypes.

Kamal Addaraarachchi, who plays the love interest of Renuka, portrays the struggles of a young man who is hesitant to express his feelings due to the societal expectations of masculinity.

The movie’s soundtrack features beautiful songs that complement the plot and enhance the film's emotional impact. The music is a mix of traditional Sri Lankan and contemporary styles.

Saptha Kanya was praised for its portrayal of strong female characters and challenging gender stereotypes in Sri Lankan society. The movie also forces the audience to reconsider their beliefs about women and the role they play in society.

In summary, Saptha Kanya is a beautiful portrayal of the different struggles that women face in society. It is a heartwarming story of resilience, courage, and hope. The film's beautiful music and the strong performance of its cast make it a must-watch for anyone interested in Sri Lankan cinema.

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