Benduma': A thriller teledrama on Swarnavahini
'Wes Benduma' (The Disguised), a story of suspense, murder
and humiliation is now telecast at 9.00 pm every Sunday on the prime
time belt on Swarnavahini.
cast in Wes Benduma are Palitha Silva, Duleeka Marapana, H. A. Perera,
Nimanthi Porage, Cyril Dharmawardena Edward Gunawardena and Rebecca
a finance manager in a Private Company enters to his office in the
morning he finds his secretary , Kaushalya lying dead inside the
office. He informs it to the Police and investigations are begun.
In his evidence, it is mentioned that while he was leaving the office
on the previous day, Kaushalya was attending to an urgent report
on the computer. Merill, the office assistant gives his evidence
that when he left the office on the previous day to attend a funeral,
he asked Kaushalya to close the office after her work.
married to Surangani who lives with her parents in their ancestral
Home. Childless Surangani suspects her husband of this murder saying
he is having a secret affair with his secretary.
, attached to the intelligence bureau meets Viraj, boy friend of
the deceased girl. It is revealed in his statement that Kaushalya
was aware of a financial misdeed committed by Sampath in his firm
and that he killed her before it was revealed to the management.
the coroner's report, Kaushalya has been murdered by a severe blow
to the back of her head. But not a single mark is found on her body.
Shattered with the evidence raised against him, Sampath leaves his
house and escapes to a coastal village disguised as a coast conservation
officer, named Arjuna. He rents a room in a house owned by a rich
fish merchant, Antony.
Mary, an old
woman whose dead husband was a fisherman lives in a small house
adjoining Antony's and finds her livelihood by selling fish in the
town. Her only daughter Priyangani who was married to a soldier
and settled in Vavuniyra returns to her mother's place with her
daughter, Sevvandi after the death of her husband, killed in a bomb
Arjuna expecting a father's love she lost. This friendship leads
to an attachment between Arjuna and Priyangani, He helps them financially.
From the investigations
Vidura finds that Viraj is responsible for the murder of his beloved.
He was taken into custody. In the meantime Vidura finds the real
reason behind Sampath's disguise.
revealations, Sampath returns to Surangani's place. But his heart
is still at the coastal village. He realizes that his help for a
fatherless child and a husbandless wife is mostly needed at this
hour. He writes a letter to his wife mentioning that he will commit
suicide due to the happenings he faced so far and returns to the
coastal village in the disguise of Arjuna forever.
Remenzy Fernando the mini play was directed by Chandraratne Mapitigama.
Kirilli' flies high over foreign seas
Susitha R. Fernando
"Sulang Kirilli" (The Wing Bird), Inoka Sathyangani's
maiden film has won two international
awards, including the OCIC award for the Best film, recently.
The film jointly
won the award given by OCIC (International Catholic Bureau of Films)
for the "Best Film" with " A crabe dans la tete"
by Andre Turpin of Canada at the XXI International Film Festival
of Cinemateca del Uruguay in Latin America. Sulang Kirilli also
won the Opera Prima Award given to the 'first works' by the international
jury at this festival.
The main aim
of this festival is to create and maintain interest in the cinema
by introducing worthwhile films to a huge audience, making a positive
contribution to the art forms of film and video, and stimulating
intelligent film-viewing among the general public and to promote
better understanding among people and nations.
of this festival is that it was one of the institutions registered
under the oldest and prestigious FIAF (The International Federation
of Film Archives)which was founded in 1938 comprising more than
120 institutions in over 65 countries- a reflection of the extent
to which preservation of moving image heritage had become a world
The award on
Sulang Kirilli also marks the first international recognition that
a Sri Lankan directress achieved for her directorial talent.
film represented Sri Lanka for the first time and was selected for
the first 12 films at Tokyo International Film Festival in Japan.
'Sulang Kirilli' was also selected for six other festivals and it
was chosen as one of the best five films in the Competitive section
at the 33rd New Delhi International Film Festival.
It became the
official entry at the 26th Cairo IFF in Egypt, 29th Flanders IFF
in Belgium and official entry to the final competitive section at
26th Sao Paulo IFF in Brazil.
it also was chosen for the final round of the official participation
in "Women in the Director's Chair" section at Chicago
International Film Festival- USA.
The story of
the Sulang Kirilli is based on a true story of a girl who had come
all the way from the village in search of a job in a garment factory.
a complex society the story depicts the social and human problems
and Damitha Abeyratne play the two leading roles while Jayani Senanayake
and Grace Ariyawimal are also in the cast.
The film was
produced through financial aid by Film Development Fund given by
the National Film Corporation.
The film is
to be released in CEL circuit soon.
Kiri Kandulu' is now on at CEL
New film 'Le Kiri Kandulu' (Blood and Tears)' from Udayakantha
Warnasuriya is the latest movie to hit the screen during month of
'Le Kiri Kandulu'
is now on at CEL Circuit and at the Regal Colombo.
This is Udaykantha's
eighth film 'Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli', 'Bahuboothayo', 'Rajya Sevaya
Pinisai', 'Rosa Wasanthe', are some of the popular movies by the
The cast includes
Tony Ranasinghe, Nilmini Tennakoon, Sanath Gunatilake, Sriyani Amerasena,
Nisansala Jayatunge, Buddhika Jayaratne and Palitha Perera.
screenplay and the direction is by Udayakantha, himself. The film
is edited by Stanley de Alwis and director of photography is Jayantha
Sangeeth Wickremasinghe directs the music in this film. This is
hid debut direction in a film. The lyrics of the songs Sunil Wimalaweera
and the voice rendered by Amarasiri Peiris.
'Le Kiri Kandulu'
storyline is based on a true life story and it is as follows...........
about sixty years of age and is employed as an Executive in a Private
Company. Jayananda and his wife Netalie live with their married
daughter, her husband and two children and enjoy a very happy, carefree
life. One night when he was driving along with his wife, through
his negligence, his vehicle collides with another vehicle.
of the other car were a young couple Upendra and Veena. Veena was
carrying a full-term baby close to giving birth when the accident
happened and due to the accident she gives birth to a still-born
Veena who were eagerly anticipating the birth of a child for several
years were devastated. Their anger against Jayananda, whose negligence
deprived them of a lively bouncing, baby, who would have so enriched
their lives within three to four days was boundless.
upon him as a murderer and Jayananda himself who was extremely fond
of children suffered in agony at the terrible outcome of an accident
for which he was responsible.
The film is
produced by Dilman Jayaratne, Ranjit Jayasuriya and Janitha Marasinghe.