Salupata Ahasata: A Sinhala Film About Forbidden Love
Salupata Ahasata (සළුපට අහසට) is a 2000 Sinhala film directed by Mario Jayathunga and produced by Sunil T. Fernando and Suresh Yasim. The film stars Lucky Dias and Veena Jayakodi in the lead roles, along with Anusha Damayanthi, Rex Kodippili, and others in supporting roles. The film is about a married woman who falls in love with a young man who works as a driver for her husband's company. The film explores the themes of adultery, betrayal, and social stigma in a conservative society.
The film was released on October 20, 2000 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the film for its bold portrayal of a taboo subject, while others criticized it for its explicit scenes and lack of moral values. The film was also controversial for its depiction of nudity and sex, which was rare in Sinhala cinema at the time. The film was rated 18+ and was only shown in selected theaters.
The film was nominated for several awards at the Sarasaviya Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, and Best Music Director. However, the film did not win any awards at the festival.
The film has gained a cult following among some Sinhala film fans who appreciate its daring and unconventional story. The film is also considered as one of the best performances of Veena Jayakodi, who is one of the most talented actresses in Sinhala cinema. She has acted in several other films such as Bahu Baarya (බහු බර්ය), Vishma Rathriya (විශ්ම රත්රිය), Ira Madiyama (ඉර මදියම), and others.
If you are interested in watching Salupata Ahasata, you can find some clips and parts of the film on YouTube . You can also read more about the film on Dailymotion. However, be warned that the film contains mature content that may not be suitable for everyone.