deals with science fiction
By Susitha R. Fernando
Situated away from three galaxys
away, ‘Bavathra’ is a planet in which a set of alien
creatures exist. They are technologically and intellectually more
advanced than humans. They discover that within the next 50 or 100
years they would cease to exist and their planet would be completely
the new discovery a group of scientists decide to go in search of
a dead planet to which they could move or an alternative planet
where they could coexist with the living being there.
at an invisible speed one of the spaceships falls in to a remote
hilly village of Sri Lanka, Kandaliyadda due to a technical failure.
At this time the villagers are conducting a big religious ceremony-
Yagaya to get rid of a plague which had been troubling the villagers
for several years. The villagers take the unexpected incident as
a miracle and believe it was a result of the religious ceremony.
When the villagers go into the forest to complete the final stage
of the ceremony the alien who repair the spaceship that broke down
begins to fly again. No sooner the spacecraft gets to the sky it’s
one of the aliens, ‘Saththa’ (Senaka Wijesinghe) who
landed in Kandaliyadda loses his way. Hence he is saved from the
destruction. Exhausted and in hunger having no food for several
days this alien creature regains strength by eating barks of trees
and drinking milk from a cow belonging to a farmer in the village.
a woodcutter in the village, Andaris (Mahendra Perera) who was having
an incurable sore on his back gets cured completely after rubbing
the diseased area on a tree in the village. He does this accidentally.
He tells this to Veda Mahattaya-village doctor (Joe Abeywickrema)
who was treating him for a long time and the doctor secretly goes
in search of this particular tree. And he becomes popular around
the country as an expert in treating wounds and sores.
Saththa who keeps his background a secret becomes familiar with
the life in the village and he takes up living in the temple. He
has taken a human appearance and goes as ‘Saranga’.
other special figure in this village is Samadee (Sanath Wimalasiri)
a young science teacher who has got a transfer from the city. He
studies astronomy. Like other villagers, Samadee who also witnesses
the destruction of the alien’s spaceship on the very day that
religious ceremony was held, does not believe that it was the outcome
of the religious ceremony. He writes an article to a newspaper about
this mysterious appearance and Professor Ruwanwella (Ravindra Randeniya)
an expert in the study of aliens and other planets arrives in Kandaliyadda
to meet Samadee.
while Samadee and Professor Ruwanwella probe the mystery, a villager,
Solaman (Gamini Hettiarachchi) comes across the Black Box of the
destroyed spaceship and he hands it over to Samadee. It reveals
many hidden information about the appearance on the day of the religious
ceremony and Saththa, the alien who was living among the villagers
as a human being.
cast includes Joe Abeywickrema, Mahendra Perera, Sanath Wimalasiri,
Ravindra Randeniya, Anula Bulathsinhala, Gamini Hettiarachchi and