Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri... See full summary »

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Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri lanka), was troubled by power-hungry forces from within and from outside, which compelled him to abandon throne and flee with a hope of returning back to power. A severe drought and a subsequent famine assailed the land for twelve unbroken years. Buddhist Monks who perpetuated Lord Buddha's word by oral tradition, could not survive the harsh conditions. The monks were troubled both by the enemy and the famine. In these dark days, the loyal subjects protected their King. Enemy leaders killed each other for power and wealth. Well armed, the King dealt a deadly blow and regained the rule and brought back the freedom the natives lost. In peace and prosperity, the monks facing the challenge wrote down the oral tradition. The Buddha's compassionate teaching became an irreducible component of the whole of...

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One of the best Sri Lankan movies that are out there
29 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

While saying that this is a good movie, the rating of 9.9 at the moment is not well deserved. It is a result of facebook campaign (not launched by the film crew, but Sri Lankan patriotic manner). I'd rather give 6.

Let's talk about good of that film.

The portrayal of the ancient Sri Lankan society and the reign is impeccable and realistic. It is pretty obvious that the director knows what he is doing. He has done his research on it. The attention to the details is appreciable. Surely this film set the bar up for the Sri Lankan movies and for the trending historic movies as well. One of the best things in this film is the minimum use of CGI. For the last years, most of the sinhala films ruined the cinema quality due to crappy CGI (Sri Lankan film industry is not huge enough to afford high end CGI techs). In this film they have used appropriate amount of Graphics in a good way. Kudos for that. Last but not list, the screen writer is a top notch as he was able to deliver the message that in a war there is a tragedy under that victory and ithas to be carried out with a lot of patience. This movie has to be applaud with a huge success at box office.


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