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The Road From Elephant Pass
Written, directed and produced by Chandran Rutnam | Based on The Best Selling Book by Nihal de Silva

Release: October 23, 2009
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The Road From Elephant Pass: Produced, written and directed by Chandran Rutnam. Adapted from the Nihal De Silva bestseller "The Road From Elephant Pass" which won the Gratien Prize for the best English language novel of the year 2003.
Taprobane Pictures.



Credits

Taprobane Pictures

Written for the Screen, Produced and Directed by Chandran Rutnam

Cast
Ashan Dias, Suranga Ranawaka, Sanath Gunatileke, Joe Abeywickreme, Veena Jakakody, Athula Pathirana, Kumar Mirchandani, Irangani Serasinghe

Director of Photography
Suminda Weerasinghe

Executive Producers
Paul Mason, James Rutnam, Nihara Jayatilleke & Judith Rutnam

Associate Producers
Jayam Rutnam, Saman Weeraman, Alston Koch & Jayantha Jayatilaka

Production Designer
Sunil Wijeratne

Music
Ajit Kumarasiri

Adapted from the novel by Nihal de Silva


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The 2011 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
Chandran Rutnam honored for his film 'The Road From Elephant Pass'.

April 2011
In the Best Film category, five films were selected by the New York Festivals Grand Jury and out of over 150 films, from 36 countries, the Sri Lanka film, "The Road from Elephant Pass," directed, produced and written by Chandran Rutnam, was a Finalist Award Winner, upon being judged by an International Panel of the world's best creative professionals. (read more)
 

 


Chandran Rutnam and Steven Spielberg
The Road from Elephant Pass... to Beverly Hills

Dec 10, 2009
Chandran Rutnam, the Producer/Director of the film, "Alimankada / The Road from Elephant Pass", attended the Gala Dinner held on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, honoring the renowned director, Steven Spielberg, with America's Democratic Legacy Award. (more)


Nov 22, 2009
Director Chandran Rutnam's 'The Road From Elephant Pass / Alimankada,' is a distinguished film, among distinguished films.
Sunday Observer, Dailynews Online Edition

Nov 8, 2009
The Road From Elephant Pass: Arduous Road to Realization of Humanity
Sunday Observer, Dailynews Online Edition

2009 Foreign-Language Oscar Entries Announced

October 15, 2009
Sixty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today.
The 2009 submissions.


Elephant Pass Premiere

October 29, 2009
The Road From Elephant Pass on Silver Screen
From Lankapuvath National News Agency of Sri Lanka

The premiere of the most awaited movie The Road From Elephant Pass was held yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The film was shot in locations Kalpitiya, Puttlam, Maho and Udappu in sixty-eight days, unveils the love story between a LTTE cadre and a Sri Lankan Army captain.

A two minute silence was observed in memory of Nihal de Silva who wrote the story. Nihal de Silva died tragically in a claymore landmine explosion by the LTTE at Wilpattu National Park in May 2006.

Producer and Director of the film Chandran Rutnam said that this film was something he always wanted to produce as the book was accepted by the general public and also won the Gratiaen Prize for literature in 2003 and it was a pity that the author was not alive to see the final outcome of the movie.

"The film sends an important message to a world torn apart by religious and political agendas that love breaks all barriers and that 'Might is not right, but Might 'for' right always works" said Associate Producer of the film Alston Koch.

The cast of the movie includes Joe Abeywickreme, Sanath Gunatileke, Iranganie Serasinghe, Veena Jayakody and a new couple, Ashan Dias & Suranga Ranawaka in the main roles.