Filmmaker Udayakantha Warnasuriya’s latest film ‘Paya Enna Hiruse’ starring Ranjan Ramanayake opposite Udari Warnakulasuriya, the newest star to the silver screen is now being screened at the Savoy Cinema Wellawatte and other EAP circuit cinemas around the country.
Produced by Dhammika Siriwardena the film is played by a well-known cast including Sriyantha Mendis, Rathnavalee Kekunawela, Bimal Jayakody, Tharuka Wijeratne, Pubudu Chathuranga, Chanchala Warnasuriya, Anushi Warnasuriya, Lal Kumara, Srimath Indrajith Liyanage, Panduka Sri Dayan and Norman Palihawadana.
Scripted by P. Wickremanayake the story revolves around a young teacher who sacrifices her life to please a fatherless child and an old mother.
Suren lives with her young daughter Himasha and mother after the untimely death of his wife. Dinali is Himasha’s teacher and the young girl loves Dinali as she resembles her mother.
Through the daughter Suren comes to know Dinali and they become friends. The friendship develops into a love and they get married. After the marriage, the couple makes a long journey to see a relative where they come across a gang of robbers. A fight is ensued here and as a result Suren is killed. Dinali who realize the sudden loss is too much for the old mother and the young daughter make up a story stating that Suren stayed at the relative’s place to start a new business.
Now it is Dinali’s responsibility to maintain the story she has made up. As the story develops it shows how Dinali meets up with many a problematic situation in her attempt to please Himasha and her grandmother.
Having directed a number of teledramas including ‘Eka Gei Kurullo’, ‘Diya Suliya’ and ‘Sagaraya Parada’, Udayakantha entered to cinema in 1996 with ‘Mahamera Usata’. Having made 13 films including ‘Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli’, ‘Bahu Barya’, ‘Rajya Sewaya Pinisai’, ‘Bahu Buthayo’, ‘Diya Yata Gindara’ and ‘Randiya Dahara’ some of which were Award Winners at the Presidential and Sarasavi awards ‘Paya Enna Hiruse’ is his latest venture.
The producer Dhammika Siriwardena had produced nearly 20 teleplays and ‘Paya Enna Hirise’ is his fourth film.
The technical crew included Ayeshmantha Hettiarachchi as the cinematographer, Ravindra Guruge as editor, Chandana Weerasinghe as art director, Indika Udaralanka as the make-up artist and Ashoka Ariyaratne as production manager.
Ashoka Ariyaratne is the Executive producer while Donald Jayantha assisted the direction.
Well-known dancer Channa Wijewardana together with Shan Perera handled the choreography while Rohana Weerasinghe wrote the musical score. Lyrics penned by Mettasena, Kelum Srilal and Nandana Wickremage and sung by Uresha Ravihari and Amila Perera.