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Madol Duwa

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 - 12:48 PM SL Time

Madol Duwa (Sinhala, Mangrove Island) is a 1976 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Ajith Jinadasa as Upali, a young rebellious youth who travels to a small island to get away from the restrictive society around him.
The film is based on Martin Wickremasinghe`s novel Madol Doova. It was a commercial success.

Young Upali Giniwella (Ajith Jinadasa) is resentful of his new stepmother (Somalatha Subasinghe) and lashes out by committing harmless acts of mischief around the village. For this Upali is sent to a boarding school where he bonds with the headmaster (Joe Abeywickrema). He once again gets into trouble however and is returned home when a new headmaster installed.
Upali is punished by his father back home. He becomes more resentful and takes off with his servant boy Jinna (Padmasena Athukorala) to the island dubbed Madol Duwa. After some adventures there, Upali is found by a friend of his father. Upali learns that his father is sick and returns home to ask for forgiveness.

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elephanthouse
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LK Information  22 Mar 2011 06:27:59 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Nice story.
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LK Information  22 Mar 2011 10:40:03 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Guess what. I met Ajith Jinadasa just 2 days ago.
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LK Information  22 Mar 2011 12:59:15 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Ali,
Have read the book ? Once i ran away from house with a friend . :-)

Dewey,
Really . He must be in his sixties i guess.
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LK Information  22 Mar 2011 14:49:15 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Empo,
I watched this movie in 1988 I think, I was just 7 years old that time. They telecasted this on Rupavahini.
I really like the song at the end 'koheda koheda apay lowak', was trying to find this sond for sometime now but still couldn't find. Do you know a way to find this song?
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UVR,
http://www.infolanka.com/miyuru_gee/art/victor.html

No. 182.

I have a good collection of Martin Wickramasinghe s classics Viragaya, Gamperaliya, Yuganthaya, Kaliyugaya Beddegama and Madolduwa . They were recorded on VHS , i guess now they should be available as DVD .
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LK Information  23 Mar 2011 16:25:12 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Empo,
Thanks for the link:)) I will send you a mail later. TC
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