“Kolamba Sanniya” or “Colombo Mania” is a Sinhalese language comedy film from 1976, directed by Manik Sandrasagara. The movie offers a glimpse into the lives of middle and upper-class people living in both rural and urban areas of Sri Lanka. Starring Geetha Kumarasinghe, Joe Abeywickrema, and Denewake Hamine, the film promises a humorous and entertaining watch.
Kolamba Sanniya: Andare, played by Joe Abeywickrema, is a simple villager who discovers a valuable gem while performing his morning ablutions behind a bush (since there are no toilets in the village). With the proceeds from selling the gem, he buys a house in Colombo. However, adjusting to life in the upscale neighborhood of Colombo 7, also known as Cinnamon Gardens, is a challenge for Andare's entire family, including his elder sister (Denawaka Hamine), brother Jakolis (Eddie Jayamanne), son (Freddie Silva), and daughter (Geetha Kumarasinghe). As they soon discover, adapting to the new lifestyle is far from easy.
|Directed by||Manik Sandrasagara|
|Produced by||Tyronne Fernando|
|Written by||Premnath Moraes|
|Music by||Sunil Shantha
|Edited by||Gladwin Fernando|
|Release date||7 May 1976|