The movie, starring Nirosha Perera, Sanath Gunatileke, Roshan Ravindra, Chandani Seneviratne, Semini Iddamalgoda, Nilmini Buwenaka and many others, is based on French writer Emile Zola’s short story Pour une nuit d’amour.
The film EKAMATH EKA RATEKA (Once Upon a Time) is based on the story Pour une nuit d’amour written by the French novelist Emile Zola (1840-1904).
The young ravishing girl descending from a wealthy and noble family, whose strong character and the strange behaviour makes her parents unhappy. The parents decide to send her abroad to do her studies and also intending that their daughter will be well disciplined. The daughter and the nanny’s son who becomes a lawyer later on with the help of the noble family, had a strong friendship during their childhood.
The parents are trying to find a suitable partner to their young daughter who has come back after completing her studies. During this time, the daughter and nanny’s son are falling in love.
The nanny‘s encouragement and the blessings strengthen the young couple’s love. The girl falls in love with the music played by the ugly, bulky orphan with a deformed face who is living in front of her house. Her passion for the music leads her to a magnificently melodramatic climax as this deformed person imagines that this young girl loves him and his entire existence becomes built around young girl’s love.
As a result of this misunderstanding, the young couple confront with many difficulties. But one day the young girl beckons the deformed person to help her to dispose her lover’s dead body.
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Production Manager : Vikum Jayasooriya
Assistant Directors : Ranjith Prasanna / Chiranjeewa Perera
Audio : Kalinga Gihan Perera
Editor : Ajith Ramanayake
Editing Supervisor : Ravindra Guruge
Art Director : Welegedara Ranasinghe
Art Direction Supervisor : Errel Kelly
Camera and Light : Lal Wickramarathne
Music : Dr. Premasiri Kemasada
Producer : Janaka Ramanayake
Scriptwriter / Director :Sanath Gunatilake