Kid in Aladdin's Court': Family movie at MC
A fantasy magical and family movie "A Kid in Aladdin's
Court" for the holiday season will be screened from November
22 at the Majestic City.
The movie takes
the audience back in time to the 8th century Baghdad. As fate would
have it, Calvin Fullergets mistaken for the heroic "Deliverer"
by Aladdin's wise cracking Genie, who magically whisks him back
in time to straighten things out. What the impatient Genie doesn't
know is that Calvin has never delivered anything more than the average
finds himself in the company of the infamous thief, Ali Baba and
Aladdin' s daughter, the beautiful Princess Scheherazade. Calvin
soon discovers that his mission is to retrieve the magic lamp from
the "Cave of Wonders" where Aladdin had hidden it from
his brother before Luxor condemned him to a deep "Sleep of
a Thousand Deaths".
With the help
of his new found friend Ali Baba and equipped with a few modern
gadgets stashed in his backpack, Calvin must face a series of epic
challenges, ranging from a dramatic sandstorm to a death-defying
battle with marauding Bedouin ghosts.
in ancient Baghdad might seem a little dangerous compared to working
in a pizza parlour, Calvin begins to relish his new role as an action
hero, especially as his feelings for the Princess Scheherazade grow.
Spurred on by a sense of gallantry towards the princess and obligation
to his new friends, Calvin finds the magic lamp and returns it to
Aladdin, who finally awakens from Luxor's spell and is restored
to his position of ruler of all Arabia.
"the kid" knows he must leave Aladdin's Court and return
to his own time, despite his eagerness to stay with the princess.
Calvin, "The Deliverer" has work to do back at the pizza
parlour. Life may not be as exciting as it was in old Baghdad, but
at least he knows he has what it takes to be a hero!
Wars at Savoy
The newly-refurbished, state-of-the-art Savoy cinema opened
its doors to the public at a gala evening ceremony last Wednesday
under the management of EAP Films and Theatres Pvt. Ltd., premiering
George Lucas' 'Star Wars Episode II -Attack of the Clones'.
Ten years have
passed since the events of "Episode I: The Phantom Menace".
Not only has the galaxy changed but so too have our heroes Obi-Wan
Kenobi (McGregor), Padme Amidala (Portman) and Anakin Skywalker
When we meet
them, Anakin has grown into an accomplished Jedi apprentice of Obi-Wan,
who has, in turn, changed from being a student into a teacher.
The pair is
assigned to protect Padme (who is incidentally no longer queen of
Naboo, but is instead, ambassador and Senator), whose life is threatened
by a faction of political separatists. Between them they discover
there is more going on than there first seemed to be behind an assassination
attempt. All the while a Sith Lord is orchestrating events between
good and evil, which turns out to be a great temptation to Anakin,
as he is lured towards the dark side. It becomes apparent that he
is simply waiting for an opportunity to take his chance and ensure
himself control of the galaxy. The film stars Ewan Mcgregor, Hayden
Christensen, Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson.
Star Wars Episode
II is directed by George Lucas.
Suramya': Two houses full of problems
"Ramya Suramya" is a mini film of humour and sarcasm
built around conflicts between two families telecast every Tuesday
at 9.00pm on Swarnavahini.
Liyanage and Chandani Seneviratne in a scene from "Ramya
teledrama with 16 main characters including Suminda Sirisena, Padmini
Divithurugama, Neil Alles, Hemasiri Liyanage and Chandani Seneviratne
is scripted by popular actor Jayalath Manoratne who also plays a
to outdated values, the Rajakaruna family leads conventional life.
Their two daughters Sujatha, the elder married to a secretary lives
in Moneragala and Pavithra a graduate is looking for a job. The
elder son Vasantha has gone abroad for higher studies although more
interested in doing a job. The younger son Sanjeewa as a student
has one ambition in life - to become a member of the Sri Lanka cricket
team. Mr. Vimalavansaa Rajakaruna a pensioner is a man always at
the mercy of his wife Chandralatha, a retired school teacher who
is a vainglorious miserly woman. Mr. Rajakaruna confuses everything
in his life with his ridiculous belief in astrology. His mother
is also living with his family. Mrs. Rajakaruna's only brother-Sooriya
Bandara, a railway guard and a drunkard gets money from occasional
visits to his sister.
family's extra house has been occupied by the Fernando family for
over 12 years and to get them to vacate has become a big problem.
Mr. Rajakaruna has already filed action in courts to eject them.
oriented Fernando family though undergoing hardships, live a happy
and peaceful life. Well educated elder son, Viraj is a architect
and daughter Ishara is a receptionist in a private firm. A pretty
and fashionable girl has given up one boy friend in favour of another.
The second son a musician is carrying on with Ishara a vocalist
in the same group. Simon and his wife Grace, believe that everything
happens according to the will of God.
between the two families is brought to a head by an incident related
to love affair between Pavitra and Viraj. The Rajakaruna family
is hostile towards the affair while Fernandos though not encouraging
the affair do not object to the independent views of the young lovers.
in all the attempts to bring this affair to an end Mrs. Rajakaruna
seeks the help of black magic. Even this proves futile. Pavitra
is stubborn. Being unable to do anything to separate them the parents
at last give their consent. Subsequently the conflict between the
two families comes to an end and the court case for the ejection
of the Fernando family from the house ijhkjh s also withdrawn. Viraj
and Pavitra plan a grand wedding. But an unfortunate trivial incident
causes a misunderstanding between the two lovers causing them to
drift apart. The elders of both families try to bring them together
and Mrs. Rajakaruna again seeks the help of black magic- a charm
to induce them to fall in love again. However, all their attempts
fail and the old conflicts emerge again. Rajakaruna files a new
case and the family begins to look for a suitable husband for the
daughter. Suitors come and go and the girl finds some fault with
every young man who comes to take her hand. It seems to her that
none of these guys could match Viraj, who is also surreptitiously
observing what is going on in the Rajakaruna household.
on Tuesdays to see the rest of the story.