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Wednesday, 26 May 2010



Hiruta Pipena Sooriyakantha begins work

The Hiruta Pipena Sooriyakantha team. Pictures by Saman Sri Wedage

Sanjaya Gunawardena's muhurath ceremony of his latest teledrama, Hiruta Pipena Sooriyakantha recently was held at the Punchi theatre. The maker of popular productions like Amaya, Labai Apple, Vasanthaya Arang Evith and Gajamutu had based his newest project on an incident which takes place within a family.

Neville Sooriyabandara has two daughters: Anjali and Ridmi with contrasting personalities. The younger daughter, Ridmi, has two suitors, Praveen and Prabash. The latter was actually proposed to her sister Anjali. When Ridmi learns that she is an adopted girl she changes her attitude towards her family and begins an affair with Prabash.

Udayanthi, Dhananjaya and Udayangani

Ramesh and Cyril

She even tries to wreck her sister's marriage to an engineer named Ramesh and tried to find her real mother. As Anjali's marriage draws near Ridmi vanishes into thin air. Suspicion turns on Prabash who was in the verge of marrying Nelum.

Sanjaya began his stint with acting in 1990 while schooling. He became a journalist in 1995 via the tabloids Tharunaya and Cinesara. He was also one of the students of the art society started by Tower Hall.

Hiruta Pipena Sooriyakantha is produced by Sampath Palitha de Saram. Priyanka Amarathunga had penned the screen play while Chandana Dharmapriya is the cameraman. Executive director is Sanjeevani Weerasinghe.

Chaminda Ilukvela is the art director. Navaratne Gamage is the music director of the teledrama which includes a song penned by Bandula Nanayakkaravasam. Uresha Ravihari provides the background vocals.

Dhanushka Dushmantha Basnayake is the assistant director and Thilak Rathnayake is the make up artist. Saman Samarawickrama is the editor.


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