By Susitha R. Fernando
Sakmana" and "Waramal" are two teledramas starting
this week on Sirasa TV.
and Sriyantha in 'Wara Mal'
story of which revolves around three characters will be telecast
every Wednesday at 8.30 pm.
northeast war rages in the background, three people- Upatissa, Sumedha
and Subhani happen to be fighting their own personal battle. Sumedha
is an adopted child who falls in love with the daughter (Subhani)
of his foster parents. When the parents came to know of the relationship,
the couple had been forced to leave the house. Upatissa, wounded
in the war, is back at home and Sumedha-who saved Upatissa's life
in the war- turns to him for help. Sumedha is recalled for active
duty and he leaves behind a pregnant Subhani in Upatissa's care.
He is later reported missing in action. Upatissa, who initially
resents the intrusion into his peaceful life, slowly begins to fall
in love with Subhani and she reciprocates. Meanwhile Sumedha, who
had been taken prisoner, returns. The problems that arise from Sumedha's
return and how the three of them confront them are emotionally depicted
in this moving tele-series.
Danuka Bimal, Suminda Sirisena and Mahendra Perera are included
in the cast.
The other new
teledrama scheduled on Sirasa TV is "Wara Mal", which
depicts the life of a simple school teacher who is thrust into the
unknown world of politics is the other miniplay that will be telecast
every Thursday at 8.30 pm.
stars Sriyantha Mendis, Semini Iddamalgoda, Sanjaya Leelaratne,
Susila Kottage, Ratnaveli Kakulawela and Hemasiri Liyanage.
figure here Jayangani is a teacher who on being awarded an international
Prize for the work she has carried out on the environment at school
level finds her life undergoing lot of change subsequently.
who comes to give away the award is Migara and in keeping with modern
day politics, there is an underworld gang plotting to assassinate
the Minister at the ceremony. However, the bullet intended for the
Minister hits Jayanganie instead. She is hospitalised and the Minister
feels concerned and responsible for what happened to Jayanganie.
During the convalescence, a relationship develops between Jayanganie
and Migara. Defying the family wishes, Jayanganie and Migara get
married. After marriage, Jayanganie finds herself in a different
situation where as the Minster's wife she is thrown into a world
of politics and high society. She is also up against heavy opposition
from Migara's family. Both the mother-in-law and Migara's sister
start ill-treating Jayanganie because of her social background.
of Arabia' at Russian Centre
award wining picture 'Lawrence of Arabia' will be screened at the
Russian Centre in Colombo on September 28 at 5.30 p.m.
This film was
released in 1962 and directed by Sam Spiegel and David Lean. Peter
O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif star in this
four hour running time opens with T.E. Lawrence's tragic death in
a motorcycle crash in England in 1953 and then flashed back to 1916
in Cairo, when he was attached to the British General staff and
requested to be transferred to Arabia after being given his wish.
story of Lawrence's exploits in the desert unfolds and it makes
a fascinating telling. The controversial nature of T.E. Lawrence,
a hero in every sense of the word; yet a rabble rouser and exhibitionist.
Also the movie
'Swan Lake' will be re-screened at the Russian Centre by popular
demand on October 5 at 5.30 p.m. For further details please call
Chandi on 685429/685440.
night movies to 'Light up Colombo'
"Mage Wam Atha" (The Pickpocket) directed by Linton
Semage is the first movie lined up for screening to provide night
entertainment under the project 'Light up Colombo'.
screening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Regal cinema in Colombo
is timed for 9.30 pm. The film released by Ceylon Theaters has tickets
priced at Rs. 80/-.
show of "Rush Hour", the latest movie at Majestic cinema
will also be screened on Fridays and Saturdays.
lined up to be released on CEL circuit are "Sathkampa"
directed by Chandraratne Mapitigama, Jayantha Chandrasiri's "Agni
Dahaya", Inoka Sathyangani's "Sulang Kirilli', Lester
James Peiris' "Wekande Walawwa" and Ashoka Handagama's
"Thani Thatuwen Piyabanna".
a novel television programme with the participation of film and
TV stars is the work of Ashoka Senarath Mudalige.
a script two stars will handle this programme without an announcer
programme was conducted by veteran actor Gamini Fonseka and actress
Malani Fonseka. Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne participated as the chief
share limelight 'Arumosam Wehi'
"Arumosam Wehi" (Fancy Rains) a children's film
by Priyantha Kolambage is to be screened at a top Asian International
Liyanage and Mahendra
film will represent Sri Lanka at 33rd Film Festival of India in
New Delhi scheduled to be held from October 1 to 10. Earlier Lester
James Peiris's 'Gamperaliya' was chosen the best film and Anoja
Weerasinghe selected the Best actress for her performance in "Maldeniye
Simiyon" at the same film festival.
Wehi" is considered to be the film with the highest number
of children being hired for the cast and solely dedicated to children
after "Handaya" by Titus Totawatte made 23 years ago.
made two films earlier "Dehana" and "Vimukthi"
both screened under 'adults only' tag. The present film has a story
woven around a circus team that comes to a remote village a few
decades back and highlights the changes that had taken place in
the traditional lives of the people who for years have been living
puts up its tents in the playground used by the village children
when it finds itself without a proper place to perform.
The film thus
depicts how the traditional village undergo changes with the entry
of the circus troupe into the daily life of the village. Around
the circus ground the villagers begin trade stalls thus causing
a change in the traditional lifestyle of being farmers.
focuses on the central figure "Bindu", played by Mahendra
Perera, the clown of the circus who is being ill-treated by the
Manager (W. Jayasiri). The manager is working hard to own the circus
plans to get away from Bindu first to realise his goal before the
arrival of the owner. But Bindu who has a liking for the owner opposes
the manager's plot.
Wehi" ends on a happy note when the circus owner comes to realise
who the real thief was.
Among the stellar
cast including W. Jayasiri, Mahendra Perera, Nuwangi Liyanage, Wasantha
Wittachchi are a host of child actors displaying their acting abilities.
is Athul Sulthanagoda, screen play is by Jayantha Kolambage, and
Suminda Weerasinghe handles the camera.
as a first timer handles music direction while lyrics have been
written by Nilar M. Cassim for 'Arumosam Wehi'. The film is produced
under the sponsorship of National Film Corporation.
The film is
to be released in Film Corporation circuit from November.