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Name  Vasantha Obeysekera

Role  Film director
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Movies  Death at the Doorstep, Sath Samudura
Similar  D B Nihalsinghe, Sangeetha Weeraratne, Siri Gunasinghe, Sanath Gunathilake, Veena Jayakody

"Gigiri Geetha Rawe" - Victor Ratnayake (Diyamanthi, 1976)

Vasantha Obeysekera (1937-2017), was a Sri Lankan film director and screenwriter.


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Early life and career

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Kala Keerthi Vasantha Obeysekara who was regarded as one of the foremost film makers in the 70 decade graduated from the University of Ceylon in 1962. He served on the Editorial Staff of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited from 1964 to 1970. In addition to his editorial work, Obeysekera wrote several short stories during this period.

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Obeysekera entered the film industry with Sath Samudura in 1967 which he co-wrote and worked on as assistant director; it was Sri Lanka's entry at the Moscow International Film Festival. In 1971 he was awarded a certificate in Cinematography by the Comité de libération du cinéma français.


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In the 1970s Obeyskera wrote and directed Ves Gaththo ("Masked Men") (1970), Valmathuwo ("Lost Ones") (1976), Diyamanthi ("Diamond") (1977) and Palangetiyo ("Grasshoppers") (1979). Palangetiyo won the Presidential Film Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film.


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1983's Dadayama ("The Hunt") also won the Presidential awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film. It was a commercial success as well. Obeyskera made Kedapathaka Chaya ("Reflections on the Mirror") in 1989 after a five-year break.

1990s and 2000s

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In the late-'90s, Obeysekera made Maruthaya ("The Storm") (1995), Dorakada Marawa ("Death at the Doorstep") (1998) and Theertha Yathra ("Pilgrimage") (1999). These also secured several OCIC and Presidential Awards.

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Salelu Warama ("Web of Love"), Agni Warsha, Aganthukaya, and Sewwandhi were made in the 2000s.


He has directed 13 films across many dramatic genre.

  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.
  • Death

    He died on 08th April 2017 in a private hospital in Colombo.


    Vasantha Obeysekera Wikipedia

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