A story of many parts
Susitha R. Fernando
An archaeologist, a girl yearning to be a professional
singer, a journalist, musician and an underworld gang make the story
of 'Swarna Veena" telecast every Sunday at 7.30 on ITN channel.
in this play are Janaka Kumbukage, Nimanthi Porage, Gamini Hettiarachchi,
Awanthi Aponso , Harry Wimalasena, Hasinika Karaliyadda, Priyanath
Rathnayaka, Nimali Thakshila, Mick Fernando, Deepika Sandanayake,
Anton Jude, Anuradha Udayangani, Ananda Athukorala , Gamini Jayalath
and Sunil Premakumara.
Saliya is a
young archaeologist. He is a calm and gentle person.
There is a
girl who rattles his silent world. She is Madara, a playful socialised
young woman planning to become his wife.
There is an
underworld gang, on Saliya's tail, wanting to grab Archaeological
treasures. This systematic and manipulative group uses two women
Parwathi and Shanthi to tackle the archaeologist.
foreign research team calls upon Saliya.
Chapa a journalist
and Ganesh a musician team up to bring Madara to the spotlight as
a professional singer. When a young man and a woman meet on common
ground, off guard there is always something more than just a friendship
on the plate.
be a reality for Madara and Ganesh too?
With all this
on the go, the gangster - Parwathi plans to kidnap Saliya on his
One day Madara
meets Parwathi and this meeting takes a dramatic turn when they
find that they look identical in all the features.
How did they
become so identical? How will they respond to each other?
they go from here? What effect would it have on Saliya
of Swarna Veena are, Sunanda Weerasingha in editing, Daya Suriyaarachchi
with filming and Upachandra Tilakawardana with music direction.
To the direction of Sen Tilakawardana, G. Mampitiya produced the
'Cinderella' at Russian Centre
Rudolf Nureyev's 'Cinderella' will be screened at the Russian
Centre Auditorium on June 21 at 6.00 p.m.
innovative production of "Cinderella", transports Perraut's
classic tale into the Art Deco World that was Hollywood in the 1930's.
The films produced in Hollywood as a means of escape from aftermath
of the Great Depression form a poignant setting for Cinderella's
escape from the unhappy circumstances of her family life.
will be in three acts from the story by Perrault. Most parts of
the film was shot at the Paris Opera Ballet. Music by Sergei Prokoliev.
Staring Sylvie Guillem (Cinderella), Charles Jude, Isabelle Guerin,
Monique Loudiences and directed by Colin Nears.
details please contact Chandi on 685429/685440.
star Kate Winslet marries again
Winslet and director Sam Mendes have married, a spokeswoman for
the couple said today.
released on their behalf said they wed last month during a holiday
in the West Indies.
and three close friends attended the private ceremony.
It is the second marriage for Titanic star Winslet and the first
for Mendes, director of Road to Perdition.
split from first husband Jim Threapleton in 2001 after three years
of marriage. The couple have a two-year-old daughter, Mia.
has been nominated for three Academy Awards - as lead actress for
Titanic and as supporting actress for Sense and Sensibility and
former artistic director of London's Donmar Warehouse theatre, won
an Oscar in 1999 for his first film, American Beauty.
Fast Track is back '2 Fast 2 Furious'
By Harinda Vidanage
'2 Fast 2 Furious' , which hit the screens few
days back in USA has kept the critics and fans busy alike.
The most debated
point of view is the absence of the former 'Fast and the Furious'
star Vin Diesel, who himself was established in stardom after the
success of the movie Fast and the Furious.
Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, and as directed with characteristic
crudeness by John Singleton, whose recent and most acclaimed work
was the Shaft and he is credited with the work on Boyz N the Hood
The movie premise
goes when Corner blew his cover in the original Fast and the Furious
the only badge he was awarded was the badge of disgrace in the sequel
he returns to reclaim his dignity and his job.
As it seems
the FBI in Miami have had a time collaring Carter Verone featuring
Cole Hauser, a flashy businessman using his import and export business
as cover for an international money laundering cartel. Customs have
had Verone under intense surveillance for more than a year with
nothing more to show for it than the kingpin's link to illegal street
backs against the wall and time running out, officials contact O'Connor
to do what he does best talk the talk and push the metal.
But the rule-breaking
ex cop has his own demands before taking on the job that may restore
him his badge. Unhappy with the list of sorry possibilities presented
as potential partners, he insists on recruiting his childhood friend
and now ex-con Roman Pearce played by Tyrese, an accomplished criminal
with an aptitude for barrier-shattering speed
Pearce is the
character that has been introduced by the producers to fill the
huge vaccum created by Diesel who could not be bought back to the
movie as the Universal studio stuck with a strict budget. With him
not in the show David Cohen the director of Fast and the Furious
refused to do the sequel.
It's the last
chance for both, ex-con and ex-cop and their ticket out of disgrace
is bringing down Verone. But lines become blurred once again for
O'Connor with the appearance of undercover agent Monica Fuentes
played by the sexy Eva Mendes the key to entering Verone's world
lies on Feuentes.
Pearce team up to work undercover as drivers for Verone, and promised
that their records will be cleaned up if the mission succeeds.
First they have
to win their jobs. Verone assembles several teams of drivers and
tells them he left a package in his red Ferrari at an auto pound
20 miles away. First team back with the package gets to work with
That sets off
a high-speed race down Route 95 during which one car is crushed
under the wheels of a truck, several more crash, and various racers
these high speed scenes win the day for the movie which hasn't have
much of a plot but the combination of man and machine and the outcome
of speed is a virtue that 2 fast 2 Furious has not lost at a time
when flashy cars and daredevil car chases have lost their say the
rest is history.