There was a time when we experienced unofficial curfew in many parts of the country. Arrangements are now being made to impose an unofficial curfew once again in some parts of the country. The political crisis that prevailed in the country during this period, and the politicians of the day are portrayed in this film.
The plot revolves around a powerful Minister, Janaka Situbandara (Sanath Gunathilake) and Mahesha Upamali (Geetha Kumarasinghe), a middle aged widow. She loves music and dancing. Her second marriage to an old man named Sumanasekera (Joe Abeywickrema) is almost a failure. Sumanasekera is only a namesake husband. He doesn’t mind living a henpecked life as long as his desires are fulfilled. Mahesha Upamali succeeds in getting around the Minister to get favours done for her own benefit. The Minister exercises unlimited powers to move the machinery of state terrorism. Then comes political cut-throatism, and the people become helpless. Utter chaos prevails in the country. Crazye for power, desire to accumulate more and more wealth, nepotism and favouritism among the power hungry rulers, finally ends those involved, who are destroyed like moths around a fire.
Director Udayakantha Warnasuriya
Producer Ranjith Jayasooriya
Cast Sanath Gunathilake, Geetha Kumarasinghe, Joe Abeywickrama, Linton Semage, Kanchana Mendis
Duration 100 minutes
Awards Presidential Award 2000 – Best Director, Presidential Award 2000 – Best Actress, Presidential Award 2000 – Best Screen Play, Presidential Award 2000 – Best Supporting Actress,Presidential Award 2000 – Best Cameraman, Presidential Award 2000 – Best Editor, Presidential Award 2000 – Best Music