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‘Tikiri Suwanda’ tells a family tale

By Susitha R. Fernando

‘Tikiri Suwanda’ an interesting tale revolving around the innocence of children in the hands of cruel adults is now being screened at Savoy Wellawatta and other EAP circuit cinemas around the country.
Maiden cinematic direction of Sunil Aruna Weerasiri who had produced two films earlier, the film is played by a talented cast including Jayalal Rohana, Ramya Wanigasekara, Anura Karunatilake, Giriraj Kaushalya, Malisha Samaratunga, Duleeka Marapana, Jayani Senanayake, Rodney Warnakula.

Priyantha Seneviratne, Janaka Ranasinghe, Sarath Chandrasiri, Anura Bandara Rajaguru, Sarath Kothalawela, Upeksha Swarnamalee and Saranapala Jayasuriya together with a group of up and coming actors and children including Promod Mihiranga Weerasiri, Kalana Gihan, Santhush Dilhara, Nayani Kaushalya, Randhi Ushara, Thakshika Anjana, Supun Chathuranga, Sandun Sudharaka and Tharaka Premasiri who will make their maiden appearances in the cinema.

Young ‘Tikiri’ is brought up by his uncle ‘Baby’ and aunt ‘Rosalin’ after the death of his parents. Baby, Tikiri’s uneducated uncle is a miser and due to his ignorance Tikiri has to undergo a lot of hardships. Alponso and Jasmine live in a house that belongs to Baby and as this couple gets closer to Baby, Tikiri faces further hardships. Alponso is cunning and takes advantage of Baby’s ignorance.

Alponso one day comes to know that there is a gold statue, an ancestral property in Baby’s house and conspires to steal it. Further Alponso makes up a story and convinces Baby that Tikiri had stolen the statue. Baby rushes back home and assaults Tikiri.

Unable to bear the cruelties, Tkiri runs away from home and goes to the temple in the village. He is determined somehow to change Baby and bring him to a good way of life.

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