‘Vaishnavee’: A cinematic masterpiece

Words : Kamanthi Wickramasinghe

A puppeteer is arranged to marry a young girl but she elopes with her lover. The young man then decides to carve a puppet in her likeness which eventually comes to life.

‘Vaishnavee’ also known as The Goddess, having a resemblance to the legend of God Shiva is the latest cinematic masterpiece by veteran film directress Sumitra Peiris. Acknowledged as the Poetess of Sri Lankan cinema, Sumitra famed for her initial movie ‘Gahanu Lamai’ has contributed immensely to Sinhala cinema. Being the wife of Dr. Lester James Peiris, Sumitra was determined to release her latest masterpiece on his 99th birthday as a tribute to
the ‘Maestro’.

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