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,”
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
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 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
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
“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