‘Super Six’, six separate stories revolving around three couples comprising young and energetic stars are going to be the latest big budget hits of the Sri Lankan cinema.
The maiden direction of experienced television programme producer, Udara Palliyaguruge, the film is about cricket and a group of youngsters with their lives, romances and many other interesting encounters that they come across.
‘Super Six’ centres around a group of youngsters from a town in Moratuwa. The game of cricket brings their worlds and dreams on to one platform — the pitch!. Set within the present day, the freewheeling passion for Cricket decides the fate of the young groups and their dreams.
Unpredictable perils of fate and destiny are both the subjects of their lives. The kinetic journey goes through friendship, love, madness and creativity: The young individuals unbridled hopes of youth take them to a professional tournament called the ‘Super Sixes’. Rivalry among the teams begins, not only on the pitch but outside it too. Along the way they discover the true meaning of love, friendship and most of all courage.
Estimated at Rs. 77 million, the biggest part of the budget is to be spent to improve a technically high standard movie with extraordinary action sequences.
“This is going to be a completely different cinematic experience for Sri Lankan cinema goers and we are 100% sure that it is going to be a hit,” Sadesh Kumar, the producer of the film said replying to a question of taking risks with high budget movies in Sri Lanka.
“The genre of this film is ‘Jollywood’ which incorporates all emotions and senses known to the human mind and spirit,” said director Palliyaguruge who holds a degree in Cinema from the Asian Academy of Film and TV India.
“With cricket being Sri Lanka’s national pastime, Super Six revolves around a group of youths participating in a six a side tournament,” he said at the launch of the movie.
On the other hand there are six separate stories that run in parallel and interwoven at one point, he said describing the title ‘Super Six’.
“There are unpredictable perils of fate and destiny that are intertwined in each of these young people’s lives while they strive to achieve their dreams on the singular platform of the cricket pitch. But the rivalry among the teams spills over into their off-the-pitch lives although the ultimate lessons are the values they acquire from each other in this ‘Super Sixes’ tournament,” the director added.
The main roles of the movie are to be played by Sanath Gunathilake, Mahendra Perera Roshan Ranawana, Saranga Dissasekera, PabodaSandeepani, Aruni Rajapakse, Hemal Ranasinghe, Duleeka Marapana, Maalika Sirisenage, Suneth Chitrananda, Sangeetha Sadani, Chitra Warakagoda, Manike Attanayake, Priyantha Seneviratne, Rodney Warnakula, Anton Jude and Jeewan Handuneththi.
In addition there is a supporting cast of nearly 160 in this movie together with nearly 80 in the technical crew.
Anura Ekanayake has scripted the film while R. Costa is the cinematographer and M. Ayagama is the art director. I. Udaralanka handles makeup while Sumathi Kudaligama is the costume director and A. Ariyaratne and Shanaka are production managers.
Music direction is by Mahesh Denipitiya and Iraj Weeraratne set to the lyrics of Nilar M Cassim, Nandana Wickramage and Wasantha Bandara Dukgannarala. Playback singing is by Rookantha Gunathilake, Champa Kalhari, Shihan Mihiranga and Surendra Perera.