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Paya Enna Hiruse

Award-winning filmmaker Udayakantha Warnasuriya’s latest movie ‘Paya Enna Hiruse’ starring Ranjan Ramanayake and newcomer Udari Warnakulasuriya will hit the silver screens from May 22 in the EAP Circuit.

‘Paya Enna Hiruse’ is the fourth movie production of Dhammika Siriwardana on behalf of Alankulama Films while it is also the 14th directorial venture of Udayakantha Warnasuriya.

While Ranjan Ramanayake plays a dual role in the movie debutante Udari Warnakulasuriya plays the main female lead opposite seasoned artistes like Sriyantha Mendis, Rathnavalee Kekunawela, Bimal Jayakody and others.

Ayeshmantha Hettiarachchi has handled the camera, Ravindra Guruge the editing, Chandana Weerasinghe the art department, Shanthi Warnasuriya the costumes, Indika Udara Lanka the make up and hair, Indika Mallawarchchi the still photography and Ashoka Ariyaratne the production management. Basuru Siriwardana is the Executive producer while Donald Jayantha is the Assistant Director.

Paya Enna Hiruse is an entertaining movie with all commercial ingredients. This is an emotional story about a young girl who tries to bring sunshine to the life of a family shattered by the untimely death of a young man.

Suren is a young man hailing from an upper middle class family. After the sudden death of his wife, he leads a simple life with his mother and only daughter Himasha. Dinali is Himasha’s teacher. The little girl is attracted to her teacher largely because she resembles her departed mother. The bond between Dinali and little Himasha grows beyond the usual teacher-student bond.

New twists and turns emerge with Suren agreeing to marry Dinali.  But unforeseen circumstances befall this family and they make the rest of the story. Who kills Suren and why is it kept a secret from his mother? Can a dead man return to his family? Paya Enna Hiruse is indeed a family movie that promises loads of entertainment.

‘Paya Enna Hiruse’ Credits

Director: Udayakantha Warnasuriya

Producer: Dhammika Siriwardana

Story concept: G. Wickramanayake

Executive Producer: Basuru Siriwardana

Cinematographer: Ayeshmantha Hettiarachchi

Editor: Ravindra Guruge

Asst. Director: Donald Jayantha

Art Director: Chandana Weerasinghe

Make up and Hair: Indika Udara Lanka

Dance Choreography: Channa Wijewardana and Shan Perera

Melodies: Rohana Weerasinghe, Mahesh Denipitiya

Lyrics: Kelum Srimal, Nandana Wickramage, Padmakumara Mettasena

Playback singing: Uresha Ravihari, Amila Perera, Amila Nadeeshani, Iresha Otam

Costume designing: Shanthi Warnasuriya

Production manager: Asoka Ariyaratne

Cast: Ranjan Ramanayake, Udari Warnakulasuriya, Sriyantha Mendis, Rathnavali Kekunawela, Tharuka Wijeratne, Pubudu Chathuranga, Bimal Jayakody, Geetha Ranasinghe, Chanchala Warnasuriya, Srimath Indrajith Liyanage, Panduka Sri Dayan, Udeni Chandrasiri, Norman Palihawadana, Anushi Warnasuriya, Lal Kumara, Jayatissa Athulasiri


Suren is a middle class youth. He lives with his mother and daughter, Himasha, following his wife’s untimely death. He employs a young teacher, Dinali, to take care of Himasha. Dinali has a striking resemblance to Himasha’s mother. Not only the child, but her father too is enamoured by Dinali. Their romance blossoms and the couple gets married in a short period.

All seems well but life takes an unexpected twist. The couple decides to visit Dinali’s granny soon after the wedding. On their way they were attacked by a gang of robbers. Suren sacrifices his life to save his wife.

She does not have guts to break his untimely death to his mother and daughter. Instead she tells them Suren is settled in a distant land with a new business venture. A few months drift by. Dinali comes across Suraj, a youth with the mirror image of Suren.

She employs him and Suren’s mother and daughter believe that it’s actually their son and father who had returned home.

They welcome him home with open arms. However one individual at home is not so easily deceived as both Suraj and Dinali realize that they have to deal with trouble rising from a different department to keep their secret.

Himasha’s pet dog smells that something fishy is up with the new entrant to the family and gives Suraj a hard time. Suraj does his best to act according to Dinali’s wishes but they both realize that apart from looks, Sren and Suraj have noting much in common.


Udayakantha Warnasuriya's latest film is titled after a song written by veteran photographer and lyricist Padmakumara Mettasena. The them song 'Paya Enna Hiruse' written by Mettasena is used as the title of the fourteenth film made by Warnasuriya. The music is composed by Rohana Weerasinghe, the song is sung by Superstar famed Amila Perera.

Along with Mettasena other songs are penned by Kelum Srimal and Nandana Wickramage and playback singing by Mahesh Denipitiya. Uresha Ravihari and Irosha Aluthge. Channa Wijewardana and Shan Perera will be in charge of the dance choreography to the melodies of Rohana Weerasinghe and will be the playback singers. and Padmasiri Mettasena penned the songs.

'Paya Enna Hiruse' is played by Ranjan Ramanayake in the lead role along with the newcomer Udari Warnakulasuriya. Others in the cast include Sriyantha Mendis, Rathnavalee Kekunawela, Bimal Jayakody and Tharuka Wijeratne, Pubudu Chathuranga, Chanchala Warnasuriya, Anushi Warnasuriya, Lal Kumara, Srimath Indrajith Liyanage and Banu Kodikara and the film was produced by Dhammika Siriwardana for Alankulama Films.

Paya Enna Hiruse is a story about a courageous girl who tries to support a helpless family. Technical crew include Ayeshmantha Hettiarachchi as cameraman, Ravindra Guruge editor, Chandana Weerasinghe art director, Indika Udara Lanka make-up artist and Ashoka Ariyaratne production manager. Basuru Siriwardana is Executive producer while Donald Jayantha is Assistant Director.


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