vintage films at The Elphinstone
film festival which includes popular Sinhala old films will be held
in aid of the welfare fund launched for the local actors, actresses
and technical crew, from November 22 at 6 pm at Elphinstone Theatre.
scene from the film 'Wasana (1976)
festival organised by the National Film Corporation which started
the Fund to support the artistes who had been involved in the Sri
Lankan cinema throughout the last five decades and who face difficulties
in the twilight of their lives.
The five films
"Handapana" (1965), "Sundara Birinda"(1960),
"Hatharadenama Surayo" (1971), "Thushara' (1973)
and "Wasana" (1976) will be screened from November 22
film "Handapana" starring Herbert M. Seneviratne, Vijitha
Mallika, Piyadasa Gunasekara, Ruby De Mel and Cyril Wickremage was
produced by Herbert M. Seneviratne and directed by Kingsley Rajapakse.
Birinda" starring Ravindra Rupasena, Leena De Silva, Ananda
Jayaratne, Clarice De Silva and Christy Leonard Perera was produced
by Jabeer A. Cader and directed by D. Yoganandan.
Surayo" stars Gamini Fonseka, Sriyani Amerasena, Malani Fonseka,
Vijaya Kumaratunge and Anthony C. Perera and was produced and directed
by Neil Rupasinghe.
stars Joe Abeywickrema, Vijaya Kumaratunge, Malani Fonseka, Sonia
Dissanayake, Baptist Fernando, Liliyan Edirisinghe, B. S. Perera
and Shanthi Lekha. Producer was Mohamed Omar and Kareem Hassan while
it was directed by Yasapalitha Nanayakkara.
The cast in
the film "Wasana" are Vijaya Kumaratunge, Malani Fonseka,
Rukmani Devi, Joe Abeywickrema, Geetha Kumarasinghe, Nita Fernando,
Freddie Silva and B. S. Perera. Its producer was G. V. T. Wickremasinghe
and W. H. Sumathipala and was directed by K.A.W. Perera.
The rates for
tickets are front seats at Rs 50 , ODC at Rs. 75 and balcony at
Show of 'Varna'
joint exhibition of paintings, collages and pottery- "Varna"-
(Colours) will end at the Thiruvasi Kala Bhawana, Colombo 3 today.
is presented by the painter Ouida Keuneman and her student Mohan
Subasinghe. The exhibition is held at Lak Uruma Art Foundation and
Thiruvasi Kala Bhawana at No. 8/2, 27th Lane, Off Inner Flower Road,
film with an interesting title
Susitha R. Fernando
The telefilm "Ada Ada Ei Maru", is a
story about a detective who is investigating a series of mysterious
murders. This will be telecast every Sunday at 7.30 pm on the ITN
Silva in a scene from the teledrama 'Ada Ada Ei Maru'
mini film produced by Benn Films and was directed by Christy Shelton
Fernando with Samanmali Hewamanne as the producer.
(Gamini Hettiarachchi) is a millionaire land owner who lives with
his only daughter, Wimala (Imali Uthpala) after the death of his
House maid, Anula who has been serving the household for many years
interferes with almost everything in the home.
had died due to an accident. The relationship with the father and
the daughter are strained as Wimala thinks that her father deliberately
And she too is a cripple.
Shyamani) a model and a night club hostess is Robin's second wife.
She is as young as Robin's daughter and they are not on good terms.
Kamala is a kleptomaniac and Robin who comes to know this hires
Navaratne (Palith Silva) a private detective to check on her. Navaratne
is a retired police officer and he chooses Prema, Ananda, Nayana
and Kamal as his assistants. Navaratne assignes Nayana with the
task of following Kamala. But Kamala comes to know this and she
confronts Navaratne, yet she is not successful in deterring him
from following her. Then she tries to entice Navaratne and this
too meets with a failure.
One day Nayana's
naked body is found in a public park and her death is a mystery.
Conducting inquiries the police finds that Nayana is attached to
Navaratne's security firm. Even after questioning Navaratne the
police draw a blank regarding any clues. This is due to Navaratne
who tries to protect the identity of his client. Yet Navaratne and
his assistants keep on searching for the murder. Thennakoon a man
who was in the park on the said day of the incident says that Kamala
was in the vicinity when the murder was committed.
were trying to question Kamala she too has disappeared mysteriously.
Curiosity grows with the finding of a diamond necklace belonging
to Kamala in Nayana's room. Navaratne tries to enter Prathapasinghe's
house to question about the necklace and is beaten thoroughly by
Madanayake, the security guard. Madanayake is an unscrupulous man
who collects money by deceiving girls. Navaratne manages to unravel
this and many other things about Kamala and Madanayake from one
of Madanayake's former girl friends, Lila. Lila too is a night club
hostess and had once worked with Kamala in the same night club.
Lila tells that Kamala later got married to Prathapasinghe with
the intention of getting his wealth. Lila too is angry with Kamala
as she had taken one of her earlier boy friends Weerasinghe.
day Kamala who had come to Navaratne's house was found killed mysteriously.
Navaratne who goes after all the murders unravel the reasons and
the man whom he never thought behind all the incidents.
The cast include
Nimanthi Porage, Deepika Sandanayake, Ananda Athukorale, Anula Wanigasuriya,
Roma Rosy Jayakody and Nimal Yatiwella.
In the technical
crew are Tony Ranasinghe who wrote the screenplay and P. K. Leonard
who handled the camera. Jagath Weeratunge had edited the film. Music
score is by Sarath Wickremage and production executive is Bennette
'Ran Dalambuwo' on Rupavahini
Swineetha, and Rangana Premaratne in
"Randalambuwo" a teledrama, scripted by veteran
actor Tony Ranasinghe, is being telecast every Wednesday at 7.30
pm on Rupavahini Channel.
This 20 episode
family drama centered on the day to day household happenings is
directed by Sanjaya Alwis and produced by Jayasiri Fernando.
stars Tony Ranasinghe, Swineetha Weerasinghe, Rangana Premaratne,
Neil Alles, Nissansala Jayatunge, Surangani Ruwanmali and Priyantha
'Bridge on The River Kwai' at Russian
Popular film of yester year 'Bridge on The River Kwai' will
be screened at the Russian Centre in Colombo on November 23 at 5.30
on the River Kwai,' the winner of seven Academy Awards (1957) including
the best picture, was directed by David Lean. This movie was highly
praised and considere as one of the best war movies, starring William
Holden (Commander/Major Shears), Alex Guiness (Colonel Nicholson),
Jack Hawkins (Major Warden,) Sessue Haykawa (Colonel Saito).
1943 within the confines of a Japanese prison camp, a British Officer
named Col. Nicholson (Alex Guiness) surrenders his force to the
camp's Japanese overseer, Colonel Saito. In doing so Col. Nicholson
acknowledges his order to surrender, but gives notice of his devotion
to army. Witnessing the exchange with cynical resignation is an
American named Major Shears (William Holden) who thinks Nicholson
is mad for taking on Saito the way he does.
Be there at
the Russian Cente to watch this movie, which was shot in Kithulgala,
where the wreckage of the 'bridge' can still be seen.