To commemorate 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka, the Hyderabad Film Club, in collaboration with The High Commission for Sri Lanka, New Delhi, is presenting 60 Years Of Sri Lankan Cinema, from 14th to 22nd June, at the Sarathi Studios Preview Theatre, Ameerpet. 9 award-winning Sri Lankan films will be screened during the 9-day festival.
As part of the festival, Mirror Image (Kadapathaka Chaya) is being screened on the 4th day today. The film is directed by Wasantha Obeysekera, and has Vijaya Kumaratunga, Swarna Mallawarachchi and Sanath Gunatillake playing the lead roles.
Dhanaratne is a businessman. His wife's sister, Nanda, is in love with an Army officer. Dhanaratne sexually abuses her. Due to absence from work, the Army officer is taken into custody. Dhanaratne gets him released from custody and helps him start a small boutique. However, the business becomes a failure.
Dhanaratne's wife gets to know that he helps Nanda, and she in turn reveals it to the Army officer. The officer starts beating his wife. Dhanaratne gets admitted to the hospital for treatment, and Nanda who visits him throws acid on his face and he dies. Nanda is taken to jail. Nanda's husband lives far away, and his only ambition is to become richer than Dhanaratne.
If you did not understand any of that, well, the only remedy is to watch this one. And given that the film was awarded the Sarasaviya award for Best Actor, it promises to be a treat.
The entry is free for everyone. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy Of The Hyderabad Film Club, at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.