Sumitra Peries latest cinema venture ‘Vaishnavee'(The Goddess) based on a story by Dr.Lester James Peirisshot in 2012 is speculated to be released. It follows the story of a puppet that has fantastically come to life. Yashoda Wimaladharma stars as the titular character. Thumindu Dodantenna, Vasanthi Chathurani, Jayalath Manorathne, Veena Jayakodi, Rohana Baddage, Mahendra Perera and Iranganie Serasinghe also stars in the movie.
‘Vaishnavee’ made Sumitra the first director ever to shoot with the latest Red Epic camera and this step has laid the foundation for the next Generation Digital Cinema for Sri Lanka. Camera by Donald Karunarathne and costumes by Surangani Wijewickrama. ‘Vaishnaavi’ is the last script by Tony Ranasinghe.
Sumitra Peries is the first Sri Lankan female filmmaker and is known by all as the “Poetess of Sinhala Cinema”. Gehenu Lamai, Ganga Addara and Yahaluvo among her most popular films.
Pic credit: Yashoda Wimaladharma and Udithe Lakmal Kahandawaarachchi