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Sidny Banagala is a middle-aged land owner and a planter. His wife Yasoma is a few years younger than him. Anuradha, the only daughter, is a depressed young woman due to an affair with a married man.

Sidney's decision to accommodate a foreign visitor named Vishwa in his home causes many problems for Yasoma and Anuradha.

Anuradha's heart is captivated by the attractive appearance of Vishwa, who is now in his middle age. Although Yasoma, who has cultural ties, is strict about the visitor, she does not get a good response from Sidny.

Yasoma, the mother of the young daughter who has experienced an unrequited love, finds the presence of the behavior of the outsider in her home, stressful. Even more intense is Vishwa's unannounced visit to her husband's business premises and the subsequent sms on his phone.

Although Anuradha tries hard to let the stranger know her feelings, the lack of favorable response from him creates much disappointment in her mind. The result is that she tries to get closer to the guest.

The intimacy shown towards Vishwa by her husband is a strong factor to make Yashoma suspicious of him as well. Anuradha succeeds in getting her wish on Vishwa, who joins drinking with her father's insistence. That happiness ends in a moment with a series of events that resolve many unresolved issues and end in a breakup.

  • Ajith Prashantna Dharmasuriya
  • Ajith Prashantha Dharmasuriya
  • Indra - Pathiraja
  • Vishwa Kodikara
    Key Cast
  • Lakshman Mendis
    Key Cast
  • Jayani Senanayake
    Key Cast
  • Chamathka Lakmini
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 21, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    55,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sri Lanka
  • Country of Filming:
    Sri Lanka
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 Scope
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Nipuni Films
    Country: Sri Lanka
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Ajith Prashantna Dharmasuriya

Ajith P. Dharmasuriya, who studied science subjects and joined government service, was more fond of aesthetic design. There, he specialized in displaying his abilities in diverse fields such as writing, art, painting, drama, cinematography, etc. His innate artistic ability led him to inherit many awards at home and abroad. Ajith is a writer, who has attracted the attention of Sri Lankan society due to his literary works which have won national and state level awards.
After following a course on Screenwriting conducted by National Film Corporation, his maiden film direction was the film “Varna”.

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Director Statement

My maiden cinema experience ‘Varna’ film is the result of the desire to create something in cinema by handling characters around an event in a way that highlights human qualities.
In this design, much attention was paid to recreate the members of a family looking at a certain incident from different angles based on the cultural ties of our Asian society.
Much emphasis was placed to make the image more prominent.
It is a great achievement to finish this film as a work where actors perform their part in a wider range with limited dialogues.