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Golu Hadawatha, the first of three films that Lester James Peries directed for Ceylon Theatres, was also the greatest love story ever conceived onscreen here. For the first time, Lester had got the best of both worlds: artistic freedom and financial security. Not for nothing, after all, had his producer given him everything a filmmaker of his calibre needed at that point. By giving him everything, they were expecting something in return.
Something big. Much of his emotional tenor, his romanticised outlook, came out from his dialogues. Regi Siriwardena once said somewhere that the man bridged the gap between Martin Wickramasinghe and pulp fiction. The pulpy, populist immediacy you sense in his conversations comes out from his stints as a journalist, though he also owed that to his schoolboy experiences. Formally this structure was innovative, but our cinema, even then, never fell back on into nonlinear, lopsided narratives that the directors of the eighties would indulge in.
Lester was still a classicist, and would remain so until his very last movie. They had been either the jesters or the maids and servants until then. Golu Hadawatha was and is discernibly different from the love stories that adorn our television screens and theatres today, for the simple reason that now the tension between love and the inability to fulfil it comes from an easy source: the rift between the rich and the poor.
But the lovers in a movie like Golu Hadawatha, or even Dahasak Sithuvili and Hanthane Kathawa released around the same time, in and , were spurred on by a different conflict. These lovers were the sort who wasted away knowing they had the luxury of a bourgeois life, and the option of returning to it, once they decided that wasting away was no longer feasible. Both Dammi and Sugath were the next generation of the children of Their parents would have even brought to power S.
Over time they would become the single biggest audience in the Sinhala cinema. Golu Hadawatha acknowledged that, and in acknowledging that, it no longer shrugged them off as set pieces and props: they had become the heroes of their own films.
Douglas Ranasinghe once told me in an interview that in his day the likes of Sugath were considered as parajithayo, the defeated, whom we identified with through their sense of hopelessness. Back then we were content in seeing them accept that defeat and return to their families, their benefactors, because they had both: as much as they were torn down and wasted away by their harsh experiences, they had the money and the power to sustain their anguish. The lovers of the past in our movies could endure their torment because they came from backgrounds that, as with Sugath, subsisted on plantations and estates and occasionally, caste.
Sugath could deteriorate and still cling to a comfortable lifestyle. Not these lovers. In his first film he had opted for the rural bourgeoisie, while in the third, Nidhanaya, he returned to the fading feudal aristocracy. As with Renoir, Lester was most sincere at portraying this aristocracy, right down to Kaliyugaya, Yuganthaya, and Wekanda Walawwa.
In Akkara Paha he moves into a setting which he would not, at least until Baddegama, return to: the fading village peasantry, cut off from their own roots and homes. Lester was at his best, as I said before, when depicting the lives of the decaying elite. Most critics and commentators today would argue that he was at his weakest at the other end of the spectrum: when he was depicting the poor, the landless.
Part of the reason for this, I think, was that even in a film like Akkara Paha that overwhelming sense of poverty comes out from expectation, from ellipsis, never fully realised. Once he rejects his family and Theresa, once he rejects his scholarship and goes for menial employment, the film cuts to Sena fainting at the lumber yard he runs away to and then waking up at the hospital. He wanted you to write in English. To some he was a humanist; to his detractors, that humanism was a sign of noncommittal complacency.
The final reconciliation between Sena and Sanda is obviously a prelude to a life of misfortune and discomfort we will never see: the futility and pathos of it is derived from its sense of incompleteness and expectation.
The politically committed cinema of the seventies would have denigrated this as inadequate, unsatisfying, and evasive. Compared with Golu Hadawatha, Akkara Paha was not surprisingly given a more lukewarm reception here. Ironically, what was so real and heartfelt about this was also what was alienating and repugnant, at least for the politically committed, symbol hunting critic. In depicting the landed and the landless in quick succession, he had proven to his audiences just how divisive the lonely artist could be.
Golu Hadawatha [ D - 6/8 ]
Early life[ edit ] Born to a middle-class family during the war years of the s. His father worked in the Ceylon Electricity Board and his mother was a school teacher. In a family of three children, he was the eldest, with one brother and two sisters. He never had any inclination to be an actor and did not have an atmosphere at home or influence for acting. His father encouraged him to concentrate on studies and gain an opportunity for a respectable government job. In the s, when he was about to leave the school, the principal of his school directed him to play in a school drama.
Regi Siriwardena wrote the screenplay and Veteran Sinhala musician Premasiri Khemadasa composed the music. Golu Hadawatha is acclaimed as a movie that set a milestone in Sinhala moviemaking. It introduced a new cinematic format to the romance and love movie genre. The movie departs from the then traditional movie style; no hero, heroine, "Boy" and "Girl" no enemy or villain, Joker, no songs, and fights etc. Based on a romantic and emotional attachment between a teenage boy and a girl who study in the same class of their school, Golu Hadawatha is regarded as one of the landmarks in Sri Lankan Cinema.