Nidhanaya

Movie Name: 
Nidhanaya (නිධානය)
Year: 
1970
Directed by: 
Lester James Peries
Produced by: 

P.E.E Anthonypillai for Ceylon Studios

Written by: 

Tissa Abeysekera, from a story by G.B. Senanayake

Starring: 

Gamini Fonseka (Willie)
Malani Fonseka (Irene)
Saman Bokalawala (Julius)
Francis Perera (Juwanis)
Mapa Gunaratne (Doctor)
Shanthi Lekha (Irene’s Mother)
Trilicia Gunawardene (Dulcie)
Thilakasiri Fernando (Diyonis)
J.B.L. Fernando (Willie’s Father)
Thalatha Gunasekera (Nanny)
Kumarasinghe Appuhamy (Gurunnanse)
K.L. Coranelis Appuhamy (Willie’s Elder Brother)
Barry Whittington (Government Agent)
Wijeratne Warakagoda (Silva)

Music by: 

Premasiri Khemadasa

Cinematography: 
M.S. Anandan
Editing by: 

Lester James Peries
Edwin Leetin
Gladwyn Fernando

Running time: 
108minutes
Color: 
Back and white

Nidhanaya is a 1972 Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries, starring Gamini Fonseka and Malini Fonseka. Movie is based on a short story written by G.B.Senanayake in one of his short story collection known as "The Revenge". It revolves around a murder which is committed for the purpose of gaining access to a hidden treasure. The film won the Silver Lion of St. Mark award at the 1972 Venice International Film Festival and was also selected as one of the outstanding films of the year, receiving a Diploma, at the London Film Festival. It was also chosen as the best film of the first 50 years of Sri Lankan cinema.

Awards: 

Silver Lion of St. Mark award at the 1972 Venice International Film Festival
Outstanding films of the year at the 1972 Venice International Film Festival

Address:
No. 24, Dr. Lester James Peries Mawatha,
Colombo 05, Sri Lanka.
Telephone:
00 941 258 88 22