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‘Nisala Wilthera’: Sathischandra discusses samsara

Veteran actor and film and teledrama director, Sathischandra Edirisinghe's latest miniplay 'Nisala Wilthera' narrating around certain realities of life and the life after death is now being telecast at 8.35 pm every Friday on Rupavahini. The thirty-one-episode teledrama shows how the good benefit from the meritorious acts they commit in the next birth and how the evil suffer.

It stars Janaka Kumbukge, Sathischandra Edirisinghe, Damitha Abeyratne, Udayanga Kulatunga, Udeni Alwis, Janak Premalal and many others. Vishwa Samaranayake who became a professor in philosophy and psychology at very young age has gained a superior level mentally at a very young age. His wife Narmada is a medical practitioner and they have a son and a daughter. While the son is mentally disabled, the daughter does her studies well.

Ravindra, Vishwa's close friend is a leading gynecologist in the country. Though hailing from a poor, rural setting, Ravindra now wants to associate with the upper class in society. Yet, Kokila his wife continues to remain in the middle class and maintain its principles.

Young Nipuni assists Prof. Vishwa in his experiments on psychology and transcendental level that could be reached by the human. Using his developed mental state, Prof. Vishwa communicates with a monk who has reached higher spiritual level through meditation in a cave in a remote jungle.

One day Vishwa dreams that he dies from an accident and he tries to understand its meaning. Hearing this Ravindra laughs at Vishwa but the young professor refuses to accept it as just a mere dream. One day when traveling for an experiment he comes across the place he saw in the dream.

In the meantime Vishwa's mother who lives a just and generous life dies and through the monk he comes to know that she enters a divine level. On the contrary, Narmada's mother, a greedy and money minded woman who owns several lands dies after bitten by a serpent and she is turned to a ghost and haunts the village.

Meanwhile after eight years Kokila, Dr. Ravindra's wife gets pregnant. This is happy news for the couple who longee for a child for a long time. But she meets with an accident and loses the child. Kokila who gets upset over this becomes a mentally ill-balanced. Her husband, Ravindra refuses to accept her, yet Prof. Vishwa and the monk try their best to make her regain her mental status.

Will Kokila be able to help her regain her real position? What would happen to Prof. Vishwa? Would his dream become a reality? Speaking about the mini play, a Buddhist monk, Ven Bellana Gnawimala Thera says 'Nisala Wila' has highlighted Buddhist teaching properly and appropriately and some of the Buddhist teachings related to fate and life after death have been correctly handled.

Screenplay written by Sujeewa Dhammika, the teleplay is directed by Lakshman Pushpakumara.
Art director Dimuthu Priyajanaka, camera by Janaka Chaminda and edited by Manjula Malwatta.

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