A tale of a fallen Walauwa
Susitha R. Fernando
The telefilm 'Chakraangee' revolves around the story
of a woman who is keen to maintain her social status and dignity at
the expense of the love for her children and family. The teledrama
is telecast every Wednesday at 9 pm on Swarnavahini.
and Sujani Menaka in a scene from 'Chakrangi'
cast in 'Chakrangi' are Rohani Weerasinghe, Nilanthi Wijesinghe,
Bandula Withanage, Damitha Abeyratne, Sujani Menaka, Susantha Chandramalim,
Jayantha Bopearachchi, Nalin Pradeep Udawela and Wijeratne Warakagoda.
is a well known place in Pallebedda. Walauwe Hamu is a generous
person and helps everybody. But his wife, Punchi Walauwe Kumarihamy
is a proud, headstrong, power hungry woman. Management of Walauwa
is in her hands.
daughter in the family Kasuni is married to the popular artist,
Aravinda. Since they have no children they have constantly quarreled
over this. Aravinda's call for a divorce is rebuffed by Kumarihamy
In the mean
time Aravinda gets involved in an extra marital affairs which the
Walauwe Hamu ignores in order to safeguard their good name. Ultimately
Sandawathie gets pregnant.
engineer is engaged to the second daughter, Nilmini who often quarrels
with her mother. She thinks the marriage to Roshan would be an escape
from the situation. Ramani, the third daughter is confined to a
room and comes out only in the night. Kumarihamy is responsible
for her brother's madness.
birthday is fast approaching. Aravinda plans to celebrate it in
a hotel but amidst the disagreement of the family members the couple
spends the night in a boat house alone. On waking up Kasuni sees
some blood stains and finds Aravinda missing.
Since the efforts
to find Aravinda fail Kasuni is taken into custody. While Kasuni
was in remand, Nilmini her sister, marries Roshan secretly. In the
meantime Sandawathie disappears. One day she visits Kasuni in prison
and reveals to her that she had secretly got married.
Kasuni is determined
to find the real murderer. She escapes while being brought to court.
Hearing this news Sandawathie becomes scared. Living in a dark room
in the Walauwa, Ramani tries to console her parents who are worried
about her two sisters' fate and suddenly she disappears.
is in the hunt for truth behind all these mysteries. What happens
when Kasuni gets to know of the affair between her husband and Sandawathie
and the child born to them? Does she think Aravinda is really dead?
What happes to Walauwe Hamu? You will see how Kasuni finds the solution
to all these problems?
is the editor and camera director is Prabath Roshan and music director
is Navaratne Gamage. 'Chakraangee' is produced by Rohani Weerasinghe
while Roshan Ravindra is the director.
Jurassic Park III comes to Liberty
"Jurassic Park III" the third journey to the Jurassic
world is now being screened at Liberty cinema in Colombo.
The film followed
Steven Spielberg's duel hits, Jurassic Park in 1993 and the Lost
World in 1997 which was made based on Michael Crichton's novel.
Borrowing the characters based on the characters created by Crichton,
this time the director Joe Johnston joining with Steven Spielberg
has made Jurassic Park III with an original story.
This time it
is not only the dinosaurs but many other pre-historic creatures
like Spinosaurus and Pteranodon, the flying reptiles.
One of the
world's foremost paleontologists, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) was
extremely sceptical eight years ago when he accepted an invitation
from industrialist John Hammond. Hoping to gain Grant's endorsement,
Hammond had offered the scientist and several colleagues a preview
tour of his company InGen's a unique tourist attraction located
on Isla Nublar, a remote island located near Costa Rica. Unlike
anything the modern world had ever seen, Jurassic Park would allow
visitors to interact with genetically engineered dinosaurs. But
for everyone who accompanied Hammond on the fateful trip, the experience
quickly turned into a terrifying nightmare as the cloned Velociraptors,
T -rexes and other prehistoric creatures claimed the would-be amusement
park as their own. Narrowly escaping death, Grant was determined
to put the incident behind him. Although personally shaken, his
commitment to the study of dinosaurs remained firmly intact. Eight
years later, InGen's debacle as well as the political and economic
climate have taken their toll in the area of dinosaur research,
as public and private funding are becoming increasingly extinct.
fund research for his new theory of Velociraptor intelligence, Grant
is particularly vulnerable when wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby (William
H. Macy) and his wife Amanda (Tea Leoni) approach him with a proposition.
They will open
their checkbook to him if he will accompany them on an aerial tour
of Isla Sorna, a second InGen site. Just adjacent to Isla Nublar,
this quarantined island has become both a primordial breeding ground
for John Hammond's creations and a magnet for thrill- seekers eager
to encounter them. Accompanied by his protege (Alessandro Nivola),
Grant suspects that something's not right
when the pilot
prepares to actually land on the island. Angry and alarmed, Grant
begins to protest when out of nowhere an enormous creature appears
in the path of the plane, forcing it to crash into the jungle treetops.
stranded on an island inhabited by genetically cloned dinosaurs,
Grant finally discovers his deceptive hosts' true reason for inviting
him on this journey. This excursion was never intended to simply
be an aerial tour but, in fact, a search and rescue mission.
are actually a middle class, divorced couple reunited for the sole
purpose of finding their 14-year-old son Eric (Trevor Morgan), who
disappeared while vacationing with Amanda's boyfriend.
Aware of Grant's
prior trip to Jurassic Park as well as his current financial hardship,
the couple desperately concocted this elaborate scheme hoping to
find an experienced guide to lead them to their child. But they
overlooked the fact that Grant's prior visit was to Isle Nublar,
Not Isla Sorna.
The film stars
Sam Neil, WilliamH. macy, tea Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan
and Miael Jeter.
Yahaluwo': Deals with human love
Yahaluwo" a story based on the turbulent events of 1983 in
a fishing village will be telecast soon on Rupavahini.
scene from "Suwanda Yahaluwo"
has lived in Kalutara has come with his family to live in a coconut
estate in Wanathawilluwa in Puttalam. Mutthaiya an Indian Tamil
estate labourer also lives with his family here. Both are watchers.
Sumith, Piyasena's son and Shivaraj, Mutthaiya's son become thick
share their studies as well as their leisure. Finding a fawn whose
mother had been killed they keep it as their pet. One day "Chuty",
the young deer creeps in to Sumith's classroom.
help Jonathan, the hunter who has been injured, to be taken to hospital.
At this time
the children enter in to a friendly relationship with their school
has to be closed due to the 1983 riots. When Jonathan and some others
set fire to Mutthaiya's house, Piyasena and his wife Somalatha help
them and they take the meals to the forest where the fugitives stay.
the turn of events Mutthaiya decides to leave for India with his
Are the young
friends Sumith and Shivaraj destined to depart forever? What would
happen to Jonathan who was instrumental in setting fire to Mutthaiya's
property? The final episode of 'Suwanda Yahaluwo' ends on a happy
In the cast
the two children playing the roles of Sumith and Shivaraj are Sanjeewa
Malaka Harischandra and Sajith Ratnayake. Others among the cast
are Hemasiri Liyanage, Susantha Chandramali, R. Punitha, Mohan Raj,
Richard Weerakkody and Sunil Hettiarachchi.
is by S, Jinendran and Dulip Sriyantha Perera has edited.
"Amba Yahaluwo" music director, Ananda Gamage has written
the musical score.