Roshan unfurls a rain of pearls
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.
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
The relationship between grandmother and niece is more like that of
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.
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
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.