on several topics popular among youth
Ida Denna" is a popular programme covering number of topics on
different issues screened from 1.00 to 4.00 pm every Sunday on Sirasa
is directed by Dhammika Fonseka assisted by Viraj Waliwatte and
Varuna Jayanath. The presenters are Narada Bakmeewewa and Oshadee
The main programme
title "Jeewithayata Ida Denna" runs from 1.00 pm to 3.00
pm including a number of sub programmes. A discussion by two journalists
from tabloid newspapers on the articles published in the relevant
week is apopular programme and "Business Today", a discussion
on current business happenings is another interesting programme.
brings out cultural and entertainment news including the release
of latest films, theatre productions and exhibitions of paintings
The two segment
programmes 'Esi Disi Satahan'- 'Dark Room' is produced by Kelum
Kumara Perera while "Visammuthiya" is produced by Rashmin
The main programme
of Jeewathayata Ida Denna discussing the current issues and events
is produced by Joe Seneviratne and Dhamma Dissanayake.
brings out the top ten popular songs of the week aired from 3.00
pm to 4.00pm.
Each week presents
a relevant topic. The journalists discuss special themes according
to the week or according to relevant events.
begins as a normal school day ends in horror for Dana Hemmings when
the young girl is forced into a car and told she will never see
her home again. When the girl's mother, Linda, realizes her daughter
is missing, she summons the police led by Detective Jake Willman.
He barely has time to finish his report, when Dana suddenly appears
at the front door.
shaken, she says she escaped her kidnapper after he stopped at a
traffic light. Her eyes widen as she reveals the man's identity,
Eddie Ryter, the father of one of her school friends.
day Ryter is arrested for kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.
When he is
allowed to make one phone call, he seizes the opportunity to call
Linda, threatening her daughter further. His message is clear. One
day he will return and take Dana again, and this time her body will
never be found.
Ryter is a
man true to his word. After a judge releases him on bail, he begins
to stalk Linda and her daughter. His car is always parked across
the street from their house. His face appears at windows.
Willman as an ally, Linda begins to piece together Ryter's past.
Together they learn about the mysterious deaths of two young girls
- both of whom disappeared when Eddie Ryter lived nearby.
As the hunter
becomes the hunted, drama leads to murder and deception in a frightening
race against time.
May 24 at 9.00 p.m. on Dynavision
storms Majestic Cinema
By Susitha R. Fernando
A significant occasion in the local film world will takes
place, when the Oscar winning film hits the Majestic Cinema, Colombo.
For the first
time in Sri Lanka a film, which has won so many Academy Awards will
be screened locally within two months of the world renowned Awards
Festival, which was held on March 23, 2003 in the USA. That was
the 75th Annual Acadamy Awards Festival.
MC will be
screening the film for the local audience from May 23.
Based on the
award-winning musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb Frosse, "Chicago"
is a stunning spectacle full of intrigue, love, betrayal, rivalry
and friendship, a pageant of music and dance that adroitly shifts
between reality and fantasy.
film is a wholesome and entertaining for the whole family.
The windy City's
promise of adventure and opportunity dazzle Roxie Hart, an outwardly
innocent performer who dreams of singing and dancing her way out
of her life of boredom. Roxie's one wish is to follow in the golden
footsteps of vaudeville performer Velma Kelly.
her wish when some very wrong steps land both the star and starlet
in prison for separate murder charges.
Under the crooked
care of the prison Matron Morton, Roxie meets up with legendary
lawyer Billy Flynn.
He agrees to
take Roxie's case for an immodest fee. Roxie's career explodes,
to the chagrin of her mentor. But the clever Miss Kelly had a few
surprises left as Roxie's world moves from the prison to the courtroom
to the stage.
13 awards Chicago bagged six awards including Best Film-Best Supporting
Actress (Catherine Zeta Jones), Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Art
Direction and Best Costume Design.
MIRA-MAX International, "Chicago" also stars the Golden
Globe Award Winner for the Best Actor in the lead role - Richard
Gere, besides, Renee Zellwegger and is directed by Rob Marshall.
In the trivia,
John Travolta, Kevin Spacey and Hugh Jackman were all considered
for the role Billy Flynn while Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Kathy Bates,
Rosie O'Donnel, Nicole Kidman Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameror Diaz and
Britney Spears competed for roles.
The film was
imported by Cinema Entertainment Limited.
Free' at Russian Centre
'Living Free', one of the popular movies of yesteryear will
be screened at the Russian Centre auditorium on Saturday, May 24,
at 6.00 pm.
is the sequel to the 1967 hit movie 'Born Free'. 'Living Free' continues
the story of Elsa, the lioness and the people who raised her. George
and Joy Adamson return to East Africa and find that their once tame
house pet Elsa, the lioness, has given birth to three cubs. Unfortunately,
Elsa has some type of infection and dies leaving her cubs orphaned.
Joy and George
are heartbroken but are determined to keep their distance from Elsa's
cubs, so that they may remain wild and free. Staying away proves
harder than they thought.
details about the screening, Contact Chandi on 685429/685440.