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

‘Sil’ tells the tale of the good and the bad

Actor and director, Jayasekara Aponsu's latest teledrama 'Sil' revolving around a clash between the good and the evil with the involvement of supernatural beings will be telecast every Saturday at 9.30 pm on Swarnavahini. Story and screenplay of this forty episode teledrama is produced and directed by Jayasekara Aponsu.

In addition to Jayasekara Aponsu the others in the cast are Rashmi Gamage, Anusha Damayanthi, Thilak Kumara Ratnayake, Susila Kottage, G.R. Perera, Umayangana Wickramasinghe, Mercy Edirisignhe, Maureen Charuni, Sarath Kulanga, Deepani Silva., Rajindi Malki Gamage, Sithara Pieter, M.V. Balan, Nanda Wickramage, Mayadunna Bandara, Manjula Lokugamage, Sarath Dickkumbura, Eardle Wadamuny, Miury Samarasinghe, Kapila Sigera, Premadasa Withanage and many others.

The story begins as Guru Ravinath dies. As he enters the land of the dead, he is greeted warmly by a peculiar stranger who tries to befriend him with sinister motives. Just then a Buddhist Priest - Maithreechintana Thera who had died sometime back intervenes and leads the Guru away from the stranger. The Thera who tells the Guru that this peculiar stranger is in the habit of leading those in the land of the dead along the wrong path and has been mentally upsetting even the living beings and to prove his point takes Guru Ravinath to the land of the living.

The Guru is shocked to see the peculiar stranger associating with the living beings in society. Maithreechintana Thera enlightens the Guru in this regard. After death, these demeritorious forces which are more lethal than a virus prevail unseen by the naked eye, visible only to those with insight and they lurk in order to prey on human beings to shatter the harmony and serenity in them. Ever since the Thera realized this truth, he has resolved to wage war against these evil forces by getting round the intellectuals among the dead to congregate and engage in insight meditation.

In order to illustrate his point the Thera draws the Guru's attention to a few incidents at hand……… At a bus stand, this demeritorious force induces a youth to snatch the gold necklace of a woman nearby. Again, in an isolated spot, a man murders another. Thereafter, the demeritorious force associated with the perpetrator departs. Guru Ravinath is shocked by the evil manifestations of these evil forces and he too joins the Thera in his war against these evil forces.

In the mean time, the society of the living sets up a welfare organisation called the "Sil" organisation. Representing multi-religions, Reverend Seelaratana Thera, Swami Krishnamurthi of the Hindu Kovil, a Reverend Father, a Moulavi of the Islam religion and a philanthropist businessman Tikiribandara are its organisers. While the Sil orgnisation is carrying on with its meritorious work for the upliftment of the needy and the have- nots in society, without any religious or ethnic discrimination, the demeritorious forces are making sinister moves to disrupt this organisation.

In the technical department Rohana Weerasinghe and Nirosha Virajini do the play back and Rohana Weerasinghe did the music direction. M.A. Gaffoor was the cameraman and makeup and hair dresser is Sarath Ranaweera.

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