The latest hit movie, ‘Super Six’, the maiden directorial venture of Udaya Palliyaguruge who had its audio launch with seven songs recently.
The film which is ready to be released in theatres is with a star-studded cast which includes; Roshan Ranawana, Saranga Dissasekera, Paboda Sandeepani, Sanath Gunathilake, Mahendra Perera and former Miss Sri Lanka Aruni Rajapakse and is about a story that combines the influences of romance, comedy, action and fantasy.
One of the largest commercial budgeted movies, ‘Super Six’ has hit a production cost of Rs 93 million with a total cast of over 600, which includes 160 as the supporting cast, 80 technical and a host of extras handpicked for their talent.
The filmmaker, Palliyaguruge, a degree holder in Cinema from the Asian Academy of Film and TV India and Diplomas in Fine Arts and Mass Media as well as Film Making from the New York Film Academy USA who coins the genre of this film as “Jollywood’ says that it incorporates all emotions and senses known to the human mind and spirit.
With cricket being Sri Lanka’s national pastime, ‘Super Six’ revolves around a group of youth from Moratuwa participating in the Super Sixes, a six a side tournament, said Palliyaguru at the launch of the movie. 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 cricket pitch. But the rivalry between the teams spillover into their off-the-pitch lives although the ultimate lessons are the values they learn from each other in this ‘Super Sixes’ tournament, he added.
As head of Aristo Films which is a 100% Sri Lankan film Production Company formed in 2005, Palliyaguruge also combines the genius of R Sadesh Kumar into the film, revolutionizing the movie industry with their debut into commercial films which shoots films on locations in both Sri Lanka and Malaysia and uses technical resources from India as well.
This is also the first time that an ARRI 435 camera is being used with Kodak Vision 3 Film, which signals superior film quality. In addition, the Director has removed all stops to his creativity, gaining the expertise as a choreographer and professional stuntmen from India as well as incorporating aerial views from a specially commissioned helicopter to add to the nuances of movie. As the Director enthuses, the movie is a combination of extraordinary elements brought together to imbue a great movie experience.
Six separate stories centres around three couples participating in the Super Sixes, a six a side tournament. The game of cricket brings their worlds and dreams on to one platform, the freewheeling passion for Cricket decides the fate of the young groups and their dreams.
Others in the cast include Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe, Maleeka Sirisenage, Duleeka
Chitrananda, Sangeetha Sadani,
Chitra Warakagoda, Manike Attanayake, Priyantha Seneviratne, Rodney Warnakula, Anton Jude and Jeewan Handuneththi.