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

‘Senehasata Adarei’ : Story of three sisters

‘Senehasata Adarei’ a story about three sisters of a broken family with their ideologies, aspirations, dreams and love, will be telecast every weekday from Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm on Swarnavahini starting from September 17 (tomorrow). Priyanwada, Narmada and Menaka are three young sisters. Priyanwada follows a course in motor mechanics, Narmada is a law student. The youngest of the three, Menaka, has completed her schooling and is currently studying music. Their mother Sujatha, who has divorced her husband Lionel, has started a business enterprise, and leads a busy life.

A couple of scenes from ‘Senehasata Adarei’

Priyanwada, who has built a life-style with a distinct identity, is a young woman who is attuned to thinking and acting with freedom. She rejects conventional social attitudes, and life styles that are bereft of high values. Narmada, who is totally different, esteems social status and is an ambitious person who tries to adapt herself to high society status. Menaka still lives in a child's world. Characters from fairy tales are her heroes. Her lonely life is filled with these fairy tales.

The separation of her parents, does not affect Priyanwada that much. Narmada looks at it from a social view-point. She resents the attitude society takes up towards her family. She looks at her mother in enmity. Although Menaka is very much affected by the loss of her father's affection, she makes a constant effort to conceal it because of her love for her mother. Separation from her husband, does not pose a strong threat to Sujatha, either economically or socially. She does not have an adversarial attitude towards Lionel, she discusses with him issues relating to the children and appears with him.

However, Lionel has got married again to a woman who is somewhat younger to him. A businessman, he owns a garment factory and several fashion show-rooms. His present wife, Kumari a model, makes an effort to separate Lionel from his three children. She makes a constant effort, to prevent the children from being partners and share - holders in Lionel's wealth. But, Lionel is not ready to keep the children away. He looks after them constantly.

As a result there are constant clashes between Lionel and Kumari. Kumari leads a highly secret life. Why she always needs money is a puzzling matter. It is revealed that at one time she had a child and that she studies abroad presently.

Jayantha, a close friend of Lionel is an employee who is associated with Lionel's business activities. Jayantha's wife is Ramani is driven by high ambition to climb high in the social ladder. They have a son and daughter named Viraj who is bent on education and he esteems traditional ways of life. Ramani's intention is to use him to climb up the social ladder. Their daughter, Loshi, works in a Radio channel. In order to get connected to high society makes an effort to get close to Sujatha and her daughters. And Viraj gets interested in Priyanwada, whose behaviour is somewhat unusual. Attracted by her independent thoughts and ways, Viraj starts loving Priyanwada. But, he has to make a tremendous effort, to win her, because a third person has come into scene.

But Narmada pays only scant attention to such subjective thoughts as love. She thinks of love as a kind of hobby. She is not interested in getting into a serious relationship. She looks at marriage as a transaction with profit and loss. Her plan is to get married to a wealthy man.

Menaka the youngest daughter gets the opportunity to sing a duet with Duminda who is a very popular singer in the country. This popular singer is attracted by her childish ideas and gentle thoughts, Menaka too is very much attracted to this singer. But, the arrival of Dilan a young singer, between these persons, the love of Menaka for Duminda, gets restricted. Dilan is Duminda's intimate friend. Dilan too begins to love Menaka.

As story goes 'Senehasata Adarayen' shows many facets to many a human emotion, feelings and relationships. The cast include Damayanthi Fonseka, Neetha Samaranayaka, Wasana de Saram, Rozan Ondachchi, Nalinda Senanayake, Kumar Attanayake, Ratnasheela Perera, Wathsala Diyalagoda, Pubudu Gamage, Gamini Hettiarachchi, Oshanie Dinesha Dias, Sarath Karunaratne and Nadan Suppiah.

In the technical crew, the team of scriptwriters includes Aruna Premaratne, Uvani Chamika, Nipuna Balasuriya and Chamal Ratnayake. Thilanka Bandara edits, Kumara Karawdeniya is the art director and to the production of Sandya Mendis for Susila Productions, the miniplay is directed by Nalan Mendis.

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