The feature film ‘Pearl in the Blood’ is a tale of rapes, killings based on the Srilankan civil war of 2009

Asha Bajaj
3 min readMar 28, 2021


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Toronto/Canadian-Media: Filmed in Tamil Nadu in 2019, ‘Pearl in the Blood’ is a feature film produced, directed, and written by Ken Kandiah, and is based on true events of the Srilankan civil war of 2009 depicting a lethal society of numerous rapes, crimes, and killings.

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A basketball player-turned-actor, Sampath Ram stars in the ‘Pearl in the Blood’ and reveals what it takes to play the bad guy in films, with constant fear that keeps him on his toes.

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Sevenhill Pictures, a Canadian film & television production company, based in Toronto was responsible for the production of the film.

Sevenhill Pictures provides production services for independent filmmakers outside the major film studio system, distinguishable by the criteria of the quality of content, style and its artistic vision.

​With the expertise to produce documentaries for television, international film festivals, and online distribution, Sevenhill Pictures specializes in producing on social, political, economic, religious, strategic, travel, and international issues.​

Having access to the network of researchers, journalists, academia, scholars, analysts, and media professionals, Sevenhill Pictures uses its expertise to produce documentary films, as well as films for human rights groups and non-profit organizations.

‘Pearl in the Blood’ shows the horrible crimes and shootings committed without any judgement and portrays the menace of deadly rapes and missing brothers. The film raises awareness of the loathing conditions prevailing in Tamil Nadu where the criminals just escape and not being punished. Many parents mourn for their whole lives about the loss of their beloved daughters, many husbands lose their tortured and raped wives. Any attempt on the part of the victims to save themselves result in their murder.

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Sevenhill Pictures has options to produce with considerably lower budgets for limited release for independent movie theaters, and for wide release.

Sevenhill Pictures also helps you to produce for screening at local, national, or international film festivals before distribution, and also provide you information regarding necessary funding and distribution

Independent producers, emerging documentary producers, and human rights activists are invited by Sevenhill Pictures for co-production to work on projects of common interests here and overseas.​

The film did not use live sound only used dubbing. Other actors in movie are kalpanasri and Godwin. The release date of the film has yet not been reported.



Asha Bajaj

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