Daily News Online

DateLine Monday, 30 June 2008

News Bar »

    News: Troops regain Mannar Rice Bowl ...            Political: UPFA nominations ready by July 1...           Business: Travel advisories hinder tourism -HJ ...            Sports: Sanga’s century helps Lanka to pile up 302 for 7 ...






Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette

Projector Compiled



Curtains rise for Suvisi Vivarana

Sriyantha and Damitha have a hearty laugh while Lakshman Fernando looks on

The Muhurath ceremony for Sarath Dharmasiri’s Suvisi Vivarana was held at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla, on June 27. Produced by Vision Link Media (Pvt) Ltd and assistant directed by Prasanna Ittepana, Sarath himself had written the screenplay for the movie.

Dharmasiri who had made his debut to the spotlight as a novelist has four novels to his name. Though his maiden creation was Sada Sulang (The violent winds) it was his second novel Katu Imbula which caught the eyes and minds of the masses.

He extended his role from novelist to scriptwriter and assistant director with creations like Bogala Saunderis, Chakrayuda, Gini Kirilli (The fire bird) and Bherunda Pakshiya which also won him the award as the best screen playwright.

Suvisi Vivarana is based on one of the ancient traditional dance forms found in the country. It is set in the backdrop of a Buddhist rural village and revolves around the life and interactions of several families in the village.

Dance acts by Chandana and troupe

Director Sarath Dharmasiri

Speaking at the event Professor Sunil Ariyaratne stated that during an era when there is a vacuum for good stories, Dharmasiri stands out for his role as an exceptional storyteller while Professor Sunanda Mahendra

 pointed out that the title of the film stems from rituals and is symbolic for its socio-religious content.

“One significant feature in Dharmasiri’s work is that he discovers the past in terms of orientalism,” he said.

A cast with a large number of characters comprises Jayalath Manorathna, Chandanie Senevirathna, Sanath Goonethilake, W. Jayasiri, Damitha Abeyratna, Indika Upamali, Ajith Lokuge, Bertie Nihal Susiripala, Wasanthi Ranwala, G. R. Perera, Giriraj Kaushalya, Richard Manamudali, Malinda Perera and Aanya Manodhi.

The Suvisi Vivirana team

Sumedha Liyanage will be the director of photography while Ravindra Guruge will act as the editor. Make up will be handled by Sanjaya Nipunaarachchi and Nalaka Kuruppuarachchi will be t

he art director. The choreographer will be Professor Mudiyense Dissanayaka while Janaka Fonseka will be in charge of the music.

The movie will start shooting in Mawanella soon and hopes to be released in the mid part of next year.

Pictures by Palitha Gunasena


Kanyavi to visit the wide screen

The Kanyavi team

Renowned playwright and teledrama director, Siritunga Perera, will make his debut on the silver screen with Kanyavi.

The muhurath ceremony of the film was held recently at Elphinstone theatre. Chairman of the National Film Corporation, Jayantha Dharmadasa, was chief guest.

Indika Wijeratne will produce Kanyavi on behalf of Cine Vision Film Corporation. The caste includes Sanath Gunatileke, Meena Kumari, Pubudu Chathuranga, Himali Sayurangi and Sathishchandra Wijeratne in main roles while Dilani Madurasinghe will make her debut.

Maestro Premasiri Kemadasa will direct the music while Upul Shantha Sannasgala will pen the lyrics. Stanley de Silva will be the art director. K.D. Dayananda will handle the camera and Derik Fernando will be the cameraman of Kanyavi.

Udayakantha Warnasuriya Film Festival in Italy

Sri TV has made arrangements to telecast 4 films of the popular Director Udayakantha Warnasuriya in Italy sponsored by the Aratuwa Italia newspaper of Ceylinco Group. These films will be telecast every saturday at 9.30 p.m. on Sri TV. Rajya Sevaya Pinisai, Rankevita and Randiyadahara will be telecast on June 28, July 5 and 6.

This will be a good opportunity for the Sri Lankan Community in Italy to view a series of popular films at a stretch.

Rajya Sevaya Pinisai


Dasavatharam reigns supreme

Kamal Haasan’s Dasavatharam is reigning supreme at the box office. According to reports, the movie has witnessed bumper collections in all the centers where the movie has been screened. The prospects of the movie in urban centers look bright for the coming months too.

The grandeur and the 10 different roles of Kamal Haasan are the major USP of the film. With avid Kamal fans keen to watch the movie another time, the movie has managed to better the collections of other movies released recently.

Giving a close run to Dasavatharam is Santosh Subramaniam. This feel-good film, which features Jayam Ravi and Genelia in lead roles has completed a 50-day run and is marching strong. A pet-theme, catchy music and stupendous performance by Genelia has done wonders for the movie.

Also in the hunt is the Vijay starrer Kuruvi. The Ghilli team (Dharani, Vijay, Trisha and Vidyasagar) coming together raised tremendous expectations. However, mixed reviews for the film couldn’t help its cause. The mass-heroism and punch dialogues uttered by Vijay managed to woo Vijay audience.

Dasavatharam is screening at Cine City, Maradana, Liberty cinema, Kollupitiya, Savoy, Wellawatta, and Samantha, Dematagoda.



Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
Ceylinco Banyan Villas
Donate Now | defence.lk

| News | Editorial | Business | Features | Political | Security | Sport | World | Letters | Obituaries |

Produced by Lake House Copyright © 2008 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor