Young filmmaker Devinda Kongahage’s latest film ‘Bawatharana’ is screen at Rithma circuit film halls these days. The film rotates around a series of incidents which happened between 1747 and 1760 during the reign of King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe.
Screen Queen Malani Fonseka acts in this film. Sajeew Kashthriya Rajaputhra is introduced to cinema through this project. The other characters are played by Sriyantha Mendis, Mahendra Perera, Udayanthi Kulathunga, Roshan Pilapitiya, Roshan Ravindra, Chandika Nanayakkara, Kumudu Nishantha, Srimal Wedisinghe, Kanchana Kodithuwakku, Sanketh Wickramage, Dharshan Dharmaraj, Chitra Warakagoda, Deepani Silva, Richard Manamudali, and others.
The film has won a number of international awards like the Best Film awards at the Delhi International Cinema Festival 2015 and the Golden Kite International Film Festival 2018 in China.
The editing and colour mixing for the project is done by Praveen Jayaratne. Naradha Dhananji Thotagamuwa is the make up artiste. Manoj Wickramasinghe and Chinthaka Wijeratne are the Art Directors. Kalinga Gihan Perera is in charge of sound effects. Nawaratne Gamage is the Music Director. Jagath Wickramasinghe penned the lyrics and rendered his voice for the songs in the movie.
Devinda has written the script and penned some of the lyrics. Shirani Keppitipola and Mawathagama S R Wijesinghe had produced the film on behalf of Kasthriya Films and Rajaputhra Productions.