Sunday, January 17, 2010

Kanyavi - A Film by Sirithunga Perera


“There are three main characters in this movie, they are Janaka, Imaya and Madhava,” said Perera.

When asked for a synopsis of the movie, he said that Janaka and Imaya are husband and wife, where a third party gets involved into this unit and creates havoc.

“Madhava, a popular actor, is a family friend, who tries to get involved with Imaya,” said Perera.

Imaya, who deeply respects and loves Janaka, rejects Madhava’s attention and advances and stays focused on her beloved husband.

“However, Janaka, suspects Imaya of being unfaithful to him,” said Perera.

Perera explained the story saying that while Janaka, thinking that Imaya of being unfaithful to him, starts an illicit affair with another woman and the story proceeds with a lot of twists and turns.

According to Perera, who wrote the screenplay, which dates back 20 to 25 years, still believes that the story is relevant to present society as well.


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.


Actor : Kapila Sigera

Actor : Sunil Premakumara

Actress : Seetha Kumari Ehalepola

Actor : Somaweera Gamage

Actress : Hyasinth Wijeratne

Actress : Susila Kottage

Actress : Dilani Madurasinghe

Actor : Sathischandra Edirisinghe

Actress : Himali Sayurangi

Actor : Pubudu Chaturanga

Main Actress : Meena Kumari

Main Actor : Sanath Gunathilaka


Camera : K.D. Dayananda

Art Director : Stanley De Silva

Music Director : Premasiri Kemadasa

Producer : Indika Wijeratne

Director : Siritunga Perera

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Uththara - Sinhala new film release on 4th Feb


‘Uththara’ revolves around the story of a young man, Shanilka whose heart and life is devoted to music. And Uththara is a young beautiful girl who is attracted to the young musician, Shanilka and the film depicts their love, the trials they face and the heartaches they undergo.


Young teledrama director and playwright Sandun Rajakaruna begins his journey as a filmmaker with 'Uththara', a film produced by Vajira Rajapaksa. The Muhurath ceremony was held at ‘Waters Edge’ last week with the participation of the cast, crew and film personalities.

‘Uththara’, a love story blended in a political setting, produced by Vajira Rajapaksa for Cinelka Films is played by Sanath Gunatillake, Suraj Mapa and Hasini Gonagala who makes her debut in the silver screen, in the lead roles.

Chandrasiri, Anton Jude, Daya Alwis, Wasantha Kumarasiri, Vishaka Siriwardena, Upeksha Swarnamalee, Sahan Ranwala, Janith Wickremage, Udayanthi Samankumari and Shan Bandu Weerasinghe.

The technical team comprises Chandana Dharmapriya as a cinematographer, Naradha Dananjaya Thotagamuwa as a makeup artiste, Mahesh Maddumaarachchi as the script writer and Chamikara Bokaragoda as art director.

Rohana Weerasighe handles the musical score while Bathiya Jayakody made the tunes to the verses of Bandula Nanayakarawasam and Kelum Srimal to which voices are rendered by Pradeep Ranga, Uresha Ravihari, Santhus Weeraman and Kasun Kalhara.

Maduranga Jagoda is the production manager. Sandun : Debut director. Starting as a playwright from Matale, Sandun produced a number of stage plays at provincial level from 1995 to 2000 and entered the miniscreen as an assistant director.

From Eranga Senaratne's 'Dipashika', Sandun has assisted more than 20 teledramas under directors like Thusitha de Silva, Dee Gee Somapala, Janaka Siriwardena and Jayalath Manoratne.

‘I am grateful to the guidance and direction I received from these directors’ Sandun said. Sandun became a teledrama director with 'Ithin Mata Awasarai' which is in line to be telecast.

‘Having trained in the stage and miniscreen, any director's dream is to enter the cinema and I am very happy that I have got this opportunity’ Sandun said speaking to the TV Times.


Main Actor : Suraj Mapa

Main Actress : Hasini Gonagala

Actor : Anton Jude

Actor : Sanath Gunathilaka

Actor : Daya Alwis

Actor : Wasantha Kumarasiri

Actress : Vishaka Siriwardana

Actress : Upeksha Swarnamali

Actor : Sahan Ranwala

Actor : Janith Wickremage

Actress : Udayanthi Swarnakumari

Actor : Shan Bandu Weerasinghe


Producer : Vajira Rajapaksa

Director : Sandun Rajakaruna

Camera : Chandana Dharmapriya

Make-up Artists : Naradha Dananjaya Thotagamuwa

Script : Mahesh Rathsara Maddumaarachchi

Art Director : Chamikara Bokaragoda

Music Director : Rohana Weerasinghe

Production Manager : Maduranga Jagoda

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