The Other Half || Just a single word from an adult can strongly impact the vulnerable mind of a child.

In a rural village in Sri Lanka, the family well becomes poisoned by agricultural chemicals. This subsequently leads to the untimely death of Ruwansiri’s father who develops chronic kidney disease, leaving his mother works to support the family. At school, he struggles to understand his lessons in a rigid educational system that cannot go beyond rote learning. As an escape from the toxic environment around him, Ruwansiri finds solace in music. Can his passion help him overcome his circumstances?

This film was produced to fund raise for the ‘Pure Water For All’ charity Project.

  • PANSILU WICKRAMARATNA
    Key Cast
    "Ruwansiri"
  • JACKSON ANTHONY
    Key Cast
    "Hemachandra"
  • PANKAJA WICKRAMARATNA
    Key Cast
    "Kamalsiri"
  • HEMASIRI LIYANAGE
    Key Cast
    "Madiris"
  • PRIYANTHA SIRIKUMARA
    Key Cast
    "Bandara"
  • THILAKSHINI RATHNAYAKA
    Key Cast
    "Sakunthala"
  • Lalith Rathnayake
    Director
  • Lalith Rathnayake
    Writer
  • Ven. Aludeniye Subodhi Thero
    Producer
  • Chamara Ruwanthilake
    Music By
  • Palitha Perera
    Cinematography
  • Tissa Surendra
    Film Editing
  • Sampath Wanniarachchi
    Art Direction
  • Wasantha Purnawansa
    Makeup
  • Palitha Perera
    Camera and Electrical Department
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Sri Lanka
  • Country of Filming:
    Sri Lanka
  • Language:
    Sinhala
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Asian Cinema Festival held in Manila
    Manila
    Philippines
    best movie in the region, best direction, best script and best supporting character.
  • Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA)

    Best Script Writer, Best Actor
Distribution Information
  • Shraddha Films
    Country: Sri Lanka
Director - Lalith Rathnayake
Director Statement

FIRST CHARITY MOVIE OF SRI LANKA
Sir Lankan people suffered through various hardships during a 30 year war. Now the war has ended. But now kidney disease is spreading all over the island, causing far more damage to the country than the decades-long war. As of now, the numbers of deaths caused by kidney disease have exceeded 50,000. Scientists have linked the high prevalence of kidney disease on the island to indiscriminate use of substandard agrochemicals, including fertilizers and pesticides.