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Entertainment


Dancing Star

By Sarashi Samarasinghe
The most energetic crowd in a country is the youth where the youth could make a real difference within the country in so many ways. Dancing Star is one of the major approaches that have demonstrated the ultimate talents of youth in our country.

“The story is based upon the youth who reside in urban slums in the Colombo area,” said director, Susara Dinal. According to him there is a very talented boy and a girl among these youth named Dushyanth and Shiroshi. “These youth do not get an opportunity at least from the media to demonstrate their abilities so they go on performing in the city establishing a mark of their own,” said Dinal.

Dinal explained that one day when Shiroshi was performing herself in rain, her eye catching performance is being seen by a television company owned by a person named Greshan Dunuwila. “Dunuwila requests Shiroshi to take part in a television reality show where Shiroshi meets a new partner named Sudesh,” said Dinal.

The story carries on with a triangular love series happening between Dushyanth, Shiroshi and Sudesh.
“We have finished shooting and the movie is at the post production stage at the moment in Mumbai,” said Dinal. According to Dinal they started shooting on September 25 in 2007 and concluded by November last year. We did all shootings in Colombo, to mention places, near the Beire lake, Maradana, Colpetty, Cinnamon Gardens including many other places,” said Dinal.
Dinal emphasised that there are ten songs in the movie and six of them are full songs.

“The final mix is done by A.R. Rehman,” said Dinal.
Dinal has been in the media field nearly for ten years and he has done ‘Sirasa Super Star’ Season One and Season Two along with ‘Sirasa Kumariya’. “I never thought of doing a film earlier though what inspired me was the talent of our youth,” said Dinal.
He further stated that he has worked in many Reality TV shows. “Dancing Star is the outcome of hard work and creativity where I have another idea of a story in my head for the future,” said Dinal.

According to him there had been so many night shoots and rain scenes where all the artistes and the crew members have delivered there utmost support towards this creation with dedication.
“We hope to release the movie on January 31 or on February 6 in the CEL circuit,” said Dinal.
The main characters of the movie are performed by Dushyanth Weeraman starring as ‘Dushyanth’, Shiroshi Romeshika starring as ‘Shiroshi’ and Roshan Ranawana starring as ‘Sudesh’.

The rest of the characters are performed by Ravindra Randeniya, Malani Fonseka, Sanath Gunatilake, Lakshman Fernando, Vishaka Siriwardhane, Pubudu Chathuranga, Hasini Gonagala, Priyantha Wijesinghe along with many others.

“Sabeetha Perera, Rosy Senanayake and Srilal Ahangama are making guest appearances in this movie,” said Dinal.
Director of photography is Sumith Prasanna Lal, make up by Nimal Subasinghe, costumes by Malki Wijemanne, sets by Dorick Samarasundara, edited by Jeewantha Devapriya, audio by Lalith Wasantha, production design by Viraj Weliwatte.

Story by Susara Dinal, screenplay by Susara Dinal and Aruna Jayawardhane while co- directed by Aruna Jayawardhane.
Dancing Star is directed by Susara Dinal and it is produced by MBC Networks Private (Pvt) Limited (Ltd).
“I hope this movie would be a special gift for all lovers at this Valentine Season where the bottom line is that our movie industry could challenge the Bollywood in the near future,” said Dinal.

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