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Roshan unfurls a rain of pearls

Director Sampath Sri Roshan

Sampath Sri Roshan, the maker of the movie 'Julia' which recently broke into the scene embarked on yet another project in his career. Teaming up with Swarnavahini the talented young assistant director turned director began work on Vahinna Muthu Vessak at a muhurath ceremony held at the Punchi theatre on October 19.

Menaka Rajapaksa of Muthu Kirilli fame and Dulani Anuradha who emerged through Jackson Anthony's grand cinematic creation Aba will take on the lead roles as Anuththara and Pabalu. They would be backed by Irangani Serasinghe, super model turned actress Chulapadmendra Kumarapathirana, Dhanushka Ratnayake, Udayanthi Kulathunga, Sampath Sri Roshan, Sanju Rodrigo, Dharshani Nivanka, Thanuj Gunawardena, Chamila Peries, Nirma Suraji, Gayana Sudharshani, Priya Ranasinghe, Kumar Attanayake, Giriraj Kaushalya, Lakshman Mendis, Veena Jayakody, Tekla Kumudu Kumari, Susila Kottagoda and Saman Hemaratna (Leela Sena).

"Themes based on the family have always fascinated me. The story is simple and can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages," Roshan explained on why he settled on the story for his debut teledrama direction.

Apart from 'Julia' he has a number of song visuals to his credit. Acting as the AD in a number of projects under distinguished directors had also brushed up his knowledge and skills- whose which he hopes to put to practice through his maiden teledrama.

Menaka and Dulani

Vahinna Muthu Vessak is based on a novel written by Ganga Hashini Gamage. It unfolds a tale centering on a family while highlighting a romance which takes place between two youths.

Sanasuma is an old mansion which is inhabited by several families. The grandmother is the head of the small group of families. Her sons and daughters too reside with her and so do their children. Pabalu is her niece. Her parents are divorced and she is put under the care of her grandmother.

The relationship between grandmother and niece is more like that of two friends.

Pabalu's female cousins are more stylish than her and they do their best to take advantage of her innocence. However Pabalu is wise for her age. Thushan wants to marry her because he wishes to own her share of the property. Thamali too backs his plans and it seems like Pabalu is caught in a web of greed and deceit.

The Vahinna Muthu Vessak team. Pictures by Saman Sri Wedage

Suddenly out of the blue a visitor enters their residence. He is Anuththara. Ironically it is Thushan who brings him to the household and thus digs his win grave as both Pabalu and Anuththara are attracted to each other.

The cameraman is Nilantha Mularatne, make up artist is Priyantha Dasanayake and production manager is Sarath Jayasundara.

The main assistant director is Ranjan Prasanna. Piyatissa akurambada is the art director. L.S. Chandrasekara is the production coordinator of the project and the script is penned by Ganga Hashini Gamage and Sarath Samaranayake. Ranga Dassanayake is the music director. The production management is handled by Buddhika Kulasekara. Swarnavahini will produce Vahinna Muthu Vessak.

Shooting began in areas around Colombo and the teledrama is set to take off air in December, weekdays at 8.30 p.m.


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