- NZ joint venture ‘Sara’ on ITN
Popular novelist and scriptwriter Sumithra Rahubedde’s teledrama
“Sara” is to be telecast soon on ITN. This teledrama
deals with a theme that is new to the Sinhala teledrama field.
The story woven
around “Sara” is a 15-year-old girl. Her father is Carl
Siriwardena and stepmother is Veronica. William and Catherine are
her stepbrother and sister. Carl is a university lecturer. While
living in New Zealand they get caught up in a nuclear war. The whole
country is devastated by this nuclear war.
It is announced
that the nuclear dust is fatal and would cause death within a limited
time. Veronica is trapped in a room with the children. All the while
Carl is trapped in a Nuclear Prevention Centre with a young European
girl and he is perverted from leaving the Unit. He is informed that
everyone who lived in his humble hometown had passed away.
time he has an affair with the European girl, with whom he is trapped
in the centre. Veronica in the meantime is doing all she could to
save her life and the childrens too. Sara, who lives with them,
is working with her stepmother and tries hard to help save her step
Carl and the
European girl have a daughter together and after seventeen years
they decide to come back to Carl’s humble hometown. They are
amazed by the after effects of the nuclear war.
Lanka joint cast for the major roles in “Sara” include
Duleeka Marapana, Ama Wijesekara, Keerthi Pasquel, Bejamin Mitchell,
Alex Lee, Anastasia Smirnova, Duneeshya Gunasekara.
and co-directed by Sumithra Rahubadde in association with Sudath
Devapriya, the tele-play is edited by Ravindra Guruge. Music director
for the teledrama is Tharupathy Munasinghe.
In 1998, Sumithra
Rahubadde translated Norwegian actress Liv Ulmann’s autobiographical
novel “Changing” under the financial support of Norwegian
Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD). She won the famous
Bunka Cultural Award for her translations. The teledrama “Sara”
is also produced with the financial support of NORAD.