ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday September 16, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 16
TV Times  

‘Dewana Maw’: A campaign against cruelty to animals

Popular filmmaker and teledrama director Mohan Niyaz's latest teledrama is meant to carry a social message against cruelty to animals. 'Dewana Maw' produced by Rohan Jayakody mainly highlights the repercussion of cattle slaughter and consumption of beef.

Encouraged by 12-year-old son Chamith Jayakody, producer Rohan Jayakody is himself instrumental in compiling the script."While we buy milk food from abroad we kill our cows for meat. Whole of India gets its nutrition from its dairy industry instead of slaughtering cattle," says Jayakody who marks his entry to teledrama production representing 'Sajeero Films'.

"Most pathetic part of slaughtering animals is that they know when they are going to be slaughtered. The animals even weep with loud cries," Jayakody said. "I have no intention in earning money from this project. My main aim is to make a voice against cruelty to animals and stop this sinful act," the producer added.

The experienced director, Mohan Niyaz said that it was important that he is getting an opportunity to breakaway from the stereotype themes in today's teledrama."Like in all other religions, Islam also does not encourage slaughtering cattle or consuming beef," the director said.

Cyril Dharmawardana, Semini Iddamalgoda, Roshan Pilapitiya, Umayangana Wickramasinghe, Geetha Kanthi Jayakody and Chanchala Wickremasinghe are playing the key roles in 'Dewana Maw'. Shooting of the twenty eight episode teledrama will start from September 1 and locations include places in and around Anuradhapura and some of the scenes will be shot in India.

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