“According to Mathew”, a movie based on the case of “Mathew Peiris” will be out in few days. The movie tells the story of the infamous double murders committed in Sri Lanka about four decades back in the edge of 70’s. Directed by well known Chandram Ratnam, the movie casts Famous Sri Lankan Beauty Queen and well established Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez.
Director Chandram Ratnam commented that the filming was concluded recently and that they are ready for the premier n the 7th April, he also stated that even though this is a English film there will be a version to be released which is dubbed in Sinhala and that the film will be released in many other countries simultaneously with Sri Lanka
Commenting regarding his choice of selecting Jacqueline Fernandez as the actress in the leading role (Dalrene Ingram, Lover of Mathew Peiris), he stated that although Jacqueline Fernandez is a top actress in Bollywood this will be the first time that she will be cast in a film in her home country, therefore, this is considered to be special to her as well.
He also stated that there had been some controversies and that certain parties may be against this movie making although he does not fear this as the film plot is the true story and that the story is based on actual case records. Chandram Ratnam also mentioned that he has actually met Methew Peiris, once in his youth when he was studying in America and also once in the Walikada Prison, where the Director was working on another movie. According to him Mathew Peiris was given a special pardon in 1995 and has passed away on the 12th May 1998, and that Dalrene Ingram was released on a apeal made in 1986 and that she is living in a area close to colombo.
Source - Nirmala Kumari Senarathna - Lakbima