novelist goes in search of a plot
Susitha R. Fernando
Jayakantha and Semini Iddamalgoda in the movie "Randoli"
"Randoli" a woman writer goes in search of material for
her latest novel to a mysterious Walawwa. This is telecast every
Thursday at 9.00 pm Swarnavahini .
is the daughter of a very successful business family. The girl doesn't
like to join her father's business and starts working for a magazine.
Devindi soon becomes a popular novelist and a publisher asks her
to write a story with a "Walawwa" as its background. Determined
to base the novel on personal experience she finds a newspaper advertisement
calling for a house keeper for the "Sooriyathenna Walawwa".
Devindi becomes the successful applicant for the job.
The girl though
full of enthusiasm finds the place haunted and mysterious. Mrs.
Sooriyathenna, the Kumarihamy of the Wallawa had suddenly disappeared
long ago while her son Dhanuska was still a child and Mr. Sooriyathenna
on a wheel chair. Piyathilake, the clerk and gardener of the Walawwa
resents the arrival of Devindi at Sooriyathenna Walawwa and tries
to harm her.
fiancé too is envious of Devindi because of her beauty. She
too joins Piyathilake to get Devindi away.
One day Devindi
clashes with Piyathilake thus realizing that Piyathilake has had
a hand in the disappearance of Kumarihamy. However the fight resulted
in Piyathilake suffering a life long handicap. Following this incident
many mysteries are unravelled.
between Madhavi and Dhanushka breaks. All these Devindi includes
in her novel. Dilani Abeywardena, Ashoka Peiris, Kumara Jayakantha,
H. A. Perera, Semini Iddamalgoda, Ananda Wickrema are in the lead
roles of 'Randoli'.
The Muhurath ceremony of new teledrama Wedi Handa; was held
at Trans Asia Hotel recently. Teledrama "Wedi Handa" is
created from the award winning novel by Gunasekera Gunasoma.
Cletus Mendis, Rebecca Nirmali, Sriyani Amarasena, Nimal Chandrasiri
de Silva, Sameera Champika Dassanayake, Sahan Chatura Kumarage,
Nimal Pallewatta star in this teledrama. Music for the teledrama
will be by Saman de Silva and the camera will be handled by Kithisiri
Hewage. 'Wedi Handa' is directed and produced by Samson Kumarage,
who is the director of 'Somapura
Boothayo': a weird comedy
Boothayo", directed by Udayakantha Warnasuriya is a comedy
based on a Sinhala folk tale and will be released on EAP circuit
from August 8.
Sandeepani as 'Tikiri Naga'
latest directorial effort revolves around an evil spirited girl
in human form and the incidents take place when she gets friendly
with two mediamen.
the script 'Bunty' and 'Lanty' played by Mahendra Perera and Rodney
Warnakula are two journalists. Having been assigned to work on a
story about witchcraft the couple one day make a journey to a place
abounding in information on the subject for which they were collecting
As the two
friends could not finish their work on time they decide to spend
the night hiring a room in a house owned by an old man who lived
all alone. But Bunty and Lanty suddenly find a pretty girl serving
them their dinner at the table; when questioned the old man replied
that the girl "Tikiri" was his daughter, who helps him
in the household work.
However the two
journalists who were attracted by her beauty invites the girl to
join them to go to the city. They realized that Tikiri though not
accepting their invitation followed them to their home stealthily
and keeps on their trail wherever they may be. Finding this unexpected
presence of a beautiful girl in the form of a spirit disturbing
their work they decide to go in search of help of a monk living
in a nearby temple who was well versed in witch craft.
From the monk
they learn the secret behind Tikiri. However the monk agrees to
help them in their predicament. The evil spirit is got rid of and
the journalists return to the city.
morning they find 'Tikiri' standing at their door step causing bitter
and hilarious situations in the lives of Bunty and Lanty.
directed films like 'Mahamera Pamula', 'Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli',
'Bahu Barya', Udayakantha took only one month in completing this
The cast include
Mahendra Perera, Rodney Warnakula, Paboda Sandeepani, Wijaya Nandasiri,
Srinath Maddumage, Quintus Weerakoon, Senaka Perera.
The film is
a family entertainment and sure to go down well with the film going
public as this is the first of it kind, comedy blend with horror.
film on mini screen
episode 'Sanda Gini Gath Rathriya', is scripted and directed by
from 'Sanda Gini Gath Rathriya'
is telecast every Wednesday at 9 pm on Swarnavahini channel.
The major roles
in this teledrama are played by Susantha Chandramali, Janaka Kumbukge,
Roshan Ravindra, Wijeratne Warakagoda, Nilanthi Wijesinghe, Mali
Jayaweera and child actress Sandali Seneka.
Among the technical
crew were Prabath Roshan handling the camera, Sujeewa Paranahewa
doing the art direction and Roshan Ravindra handling the make-up.
To the music
direction of Navaratne Gamage, Bandara Athauda and Sashika Nisansala
have rendered the voice for both songs and recitals. Mahesh Munasinghe
and Stanley Medagedara assisted in the direction while Dhammika
Priyangani and Laksiri Nandasena handled production for 'Gimani'
New film from
of 'Ira Madiyama' ('August Sun') directed by Prasanna Vithanage
and produced by Soma Edirisinghe takes place in Colombo tomorrow
With this film, Vithanage breaks a five-year silence after 'Purahanda
Kaluwara' of 1997. 'Ira Madiyama' is incidentally the twenty second
film produced by the EAP Group.