August Sun (Ira Madiyama) 2003

Ira Madiyama Sinhala Movie
Director: Prasanna Vithanage
Writers: Prasanna Vithanage (story), Priyath Liyanage (screenplay)
Stars: Peter D'Almeida, Nimmi Harasgama and Mohamed Rahfiulla

Based on true incidents, this film revolves around three stories that unfold simultaneously. During two scorching August days, three different groups of people -thrown into the heat of the war – face different experiences due to circumstances beyond their control. They have to continue to exist in a society that is traumatized by nearly twenty years of war between the Sinhalese government forces, and rebel movement from the Tamil community who are fighting for self-determination. An eleven year old Muslim boy is struggling to keep his dog, while the family is uprooted by the rebels, young women, Chamari is looking for her soldier husband who is missing in action, and a young soldier, Duminda finds his sister among the working girl in a brothel.

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