Swaroopa’, Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja’s latest film, a story based on world renowned Franz Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’. Starring W. Jayasiri, Nita Fernando, Thusitha Laknath, Reeni de Silva, Daya Tennakone, Wimal Kumara de Costa, Lakshman Mendis, Vishvajith Gunasekara and D. B. Gangodatenna, ‘Swaroopa’ narrates the story of Gregory Samson and his family of father, mother and sister.
It is set in the backdrop of social transformations taking place in late colonial and early postcolonial Sri Lanka. The story takes place within the contours of a rented apartment of a middle class family depending solely on the income of Gregory who is a travelling salesman for a pharmaceutical company.
Gregory bears the bulk of the financial responsibilities for the rent of the apartment, the violin lessons for his sister, and the general upkeep of the family. One fine morning Gregory wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Behind the screen cinematography is by Donald Karunarathna, editor Elmo Haliday and the musical score is by Nadeeka Guruge. The film is produced by Mohan Mabotuwana and Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja.