15 certificateMachan is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Machan is a 4 star programme


Machan (2008)

Directed by
Uberto Pasolini

The Full Monty producer Uberto Pasolini makes his directorial debut with this bittersweet comedic tale, based on a real-life story, about a group of Sri Lankan friends attempting to lift themselves out of poverty. Stanley and Manoj are keen to escape their homeland for the chance of a better life in Germany. However, their visa application is denied and it looks as if they will have to return to scraping a living on the streets of the capital, Colombo. But the serendipitous discovery that the German Handball Association is advertising for teams to play in an international tournament gives them an idea: by creating Sri Lanka's first ever handball team they can also have a second stab at moving abroad. However, as with The Full Monty, despite the laughs along the way, the road to their dreams is destined to be a rocky one...

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Sri Lanka/Italy/Germany

Filmed in Colour


Dharmapriya Dias...Stanley
Gihan De Chickera...Manoj
Dharshan Dharmaraj...Suresh
Namal Jayasinghe...Vijith
Sujeewa Priyalal...Piyal
Mohamed Adamaly...Pakistani Doctor
Pubudu Chathuranga...Spoilt Son
Christian Ebert...Referee
Dayadewa Edirisinghe...Naseem
Malini Fonseka...Manoj's Mother
Theertham Muthiah Ganeshan...Senior Policeman
Kriz Chris Henri Harriz...GUNTER - The German Friend of Racket twins
Sanjaya Hettiaratchchi...Piyal's Cousin
Lalith Janakantha...Piyal's 2nd Cousin
Nino Jayakodi...Afghani Youth