Ira Handa Yata Online
website of the film “Ira Handa Yata”, was launched last week at Vakaneri
near Thoppigala. “Ira Handa Yata” is the third cinematic production of
locally and internationally acclaimed Cinema Director Bennet Rathnayake,
and the website was launched where the film was shot.
The theme of the film “Ira Handa Yata” is based on the sensitive
story of the powerful bond between an exemplary solider and a disabled
army officer recovering from a serious injury. Picture above shows the
formal launch of the website by Director Bennet Ratnayake. Among those
present on the occasion included veteran actors Saumya Liyanage and
Bimal Jayakody, actress Kaushalya Fernando, camera director Kalinga
Deshapriya, producer Deepthi Weerasuriya, assistant director Ranjan
Prasanna and many others who were closely involved in the production of
The web address of “Ira Handa Yata” is www.irahandayata.com
Summary of the story, details of the cast and technical staff, a
collection of photographs and announcements are available on the
Kangana Ranaut: I missed Cannes but I don’t feel left out
Versatile actress and style diva, Kangana Ranaut talks about the changes
in her life, and rubbishes rumours of an affair between her beau
Adhyayan Suman and his co-star Shahana Goswami. She also has no problems
about not being part of the Kites promotion at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kangana has been in the industry for three years now. She has
established herself as a serious actress and style icon. So, how has she
changed during this time? “When I started four years ago, I was a
teenager and now I am 22. When I’m 40, I will be different. I think we
grow or mature and change every year, which according to me is a very
good thing. A person’s view or perception of life changes with
experience which has an impact on his/her relationships. I feel that I
have changed a lot. I started as a teenager and now I feel that I have
become a woman now. When I’m 25 or 26, then I would have learnt more
I didn’t even know how to talk when I started but I have learnt that
now. When you start working at a young age you need to learn and grow up
very fast,” adding, “Everything is changing all the time and we should
accept it without fighting it. There are changes in nature and similarly
there are changes in our personalities, careers and lives which we must
graciously accept and move forward in life.”
She has been dating her
beau Adhyayan Suman for over a year now. Recently there were rumours of
his link up with Jashnn co-star Shahana Goswami. Kangana is a really
cool and secure girlfriend. When asked about her take on the Adhyayan
Suman-Shahana Goswami link up, she laughed it off saying, “I think you
should ask Shahana and Adhyayan. I don’t think there is anything going
on between them.”
Kangana didn’t promote at the Cannes Film Festival
and neither is she seen in the promos of the film. So, does she feel
left out as all the attention is focussed on Barbara Mori and her
chemistry with Hrithik Roshan?
“I don’t feel left out though I missed
going to the Cannes Film Festival,” she laughs, adding on a more serious
note, “I was hired to do my job, which is acting and I have done that. I
don’t care about the publicity. The rest of it is their strategy to
promote the movie and they know what is best for the film.”
The script of Udayakantha Warnasuriya’s film
“Paya Enna Hiru Se”, which is being currently screened, has been
published as a book. Udayakantha directed this film based on his own
script. Picture shows the author, Udayakantha Warnasuriya presenting the
first copy of the book to veteran film director D.B. Nihalsinghe.
Purchase of the book entitles the buyer to a free ticket for the film.
Aftab: I wish I could work with
Aftab Shivdasani gets talking about his
upcoming film, Kambakkht Ishq, his dream role and all things special
about his lady love Aamna Shariff.
Tell us something about your role in Kambakkht Ishq?
My role is pretty much a cameo. I play Akshay Kumar’s brother in KI.
I play a stuntman, who is head over heels in love with the character of
Amrita Arora. Akshay dissuades me, as he does not believe in love, but
he too, eventually falls for Kareena Kapoor.
The film is a funny irony about love and the things that follow.
You have worked with Akshay in Awara Paagal Deewana before. How was it
working with him again?
We share a very good chemistry. He has great comic timing both in reel
and real life, and is just a fantastic personality. It is a pleasure
working with him, as you get to learn so much from him time and again.
What was it like, meeting Sylvester Stallone, and how was he as a
It was an out-of-the-world experience. What struck me was the fact that,
he was just so humble and focused. In spite of being an international
star, he had no airs about him. He was like any other actor on the set,
reporting to work and doing his scenes. I was completely in awe of him.
This is director Sabbir Khan’s debut film. How was it working with a
He might be a new director, but he has a lot of depth, and it was very
exciting to work with him. He is shouldering a lot of responsibility,
directing a big-budget film. Yet, he is not intimidated or perturbed. He
just takes it as it comes.
What do you look for in a role?
It is very important to know the scope you have to perform. Only if
the film excites me will I go ahead with it. I also make sure the
producers and directors involved are of repute and believe in the
project that they want me to be a part of.
You shine in comedies. Is it your favourite genre? What would be your
Though I do love comedies, I am a big fan of thrillers and horror films.
I would love to do a war epic film or a period film one day. It would
definitely be a dream role.
Released Date: June 12, 2009
The film will reunite Ben Stiller with many of the cast from the
original film as well as introducing several new characters from
The centrepiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian
Institution, which houses the world’s largest museum complex with more
than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia
Earhart flew on her solo flight across the Atlantic, Al Capone’s rap
sheet and mug shot to Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker’s
Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The
guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in
their beds . . . yet, something incredible is stirring, as former night
guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) finds himself lured into his biggest,
most imagination-boggling adventure yet, in which, history truly comes
In this second installment of the Night At the Museum saga, Larry faces
a battle so epic, it could only unfold in the corridors of the world’s
Now, Larry must try to save his formerly inanimate friends, from what
could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of
which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the
halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.
The first film ever shot in the Smithsonian complex, the fun begins
as Larry has left behind the low-paying world of guarding museums, to
become a sought-after inventor of Daley Devices infomercial products.
Night At The Museum 2, he seems to have it all – but something is
missing in his life, something that draws him back to his old haunt, the
Museum of Natural History, where, he once had the magical night of a
There, he makes an unsettling discovery. His favourite exhibits,
indeed some of his truest friends, have been deemed out-of-date. Packed
into crates, they await shipment to the vast archives of the
Their fate is unknown – that is, until Larry receives a distress call
from the miniature cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson), who informs him of an
It seems, the newcomers have awoken their new digs, including the
Egyptian ruler, Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria), who’s in a particularly nasty
mood, after 3,000 years of slumber.
Now, he and a trio of history’s most heinous henchmen – namely Ivan
the Terrible (Christopher Guest), Napoleon Bonaparte (Alain Chabat) and
Al Capone (Jon Bernthal) – are plotting to take over the museum (and
then the globe), as they unleash the Army of the Underworld.
Speeding to the nation’s capital, Larry is clearly in over his head. But
he’s got some impressive new friends – from the brilliant Albert
Einstein to honest Abe Lincoln to the one exhibit who takes his breath
way – the irrepressible Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams), who spurs Larry to
rediscover his missing sense of fun and adventure.
Along with his old buddies, including Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams),
Octavius (Steve Coogan), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Attila The Hun (Patrick
Gallagher) and the Neanderthals, Larry will stop at nothing to regain
his friends and restore order to the National Mall, from the Lincoln
Memorial to the Air and Space Museum, before the stroke of dawn.
Night At The Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Starring: Amy Adams, Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Owen Wilson, Robin
Director: Shawn Levy
Producer: Shawn Levy
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon