TV Guide Magazine
|A young star with a
He has been in the industry for more than a decade and had
mastered all the techniques in the field of acting. At
present he performs a versatile character in the movie ‘Sudu
Hansi’ directed by Mohamad Shaffraz.
“I am performing double characters in the movie as Anjana
and Clifford,” said Arjuna Kamalanath having a recent
conversation with the TV guide amidst his busy schedule.
“The two roles which I perform, Anjana is a youth who comes
to town from village and work as a driver and Clifford is a
high class educated youth,” he added.
According to Kamalanath the movie will be a good example for
many because it discusses about common social issues that we
see at present in society.
“I am professionally an actor at the moment and I have
performed in 38 movies and in eight teledramas,” said
Kamalanath further emphasised that his first movie was
‘Mohothin Mohotha’ which was directed by Sunil Soma Peiris.
“‘Mohothin Mohotha’ was my first introduction to cinema and
I had to act with veteran actor Ranjan Ramanayke,” he said.
After his first movie he had then again performed in
Dharma Sri Wickramasinghe’s ‘Seetha Raa’ in 1999.
“ ‘Seetha Raa’ was the turning point in my life which led to
perform myself once again in a movie which was directed by
Wickramasinghe named ‘Thisaravi’ in 2000 in which I
performed a main role,” he said.
According to Kamalanath the movie was a super hit and after
his successful performance in ‘Thisaravi’ he received the
opportunity of performing himself in many other super hits
such as ‘Kanyavi Rathriya’(Virgin Night), ‘Jolly Hallo’,
‘Sundara Varada’, ‘Ginigath Horawa’ and many others.
“My home town is Moratuwa and I studied at the Prince of
Wales’ College in Moratuwa up to my Advanced Level (A/L)
examination,” he added.
Kamalanath further emphasised that he never thought of
becoming an actor in his entire life though after becoming
one it made his life change completely.
“I received the Best Up-and-Coming Actor Award in the year
2004 for the movie ‘Ginigath Horawa’ which was directed by
Luvi Vandastratan at the Sarasaviya Film Festival,” said
According to Kamalanath he had performed the character of
Michael who was a boat driver involved in tourism.
“The movie was shot in the beach side of Beruwala and the
main actress who performed with me was Anusha Sonali,” he
Kamalanath has performed in tele-dramas such as ‘Supiri
Tharuwa’, ‘Sansara Prarthana’, ‘Diya Bubula’, ‘Deepa Shika’
and some others.
“Among the few tele-dramas which I performed I mostly
like the two characters which I acted as Suranga in ‘Supiri
Tharuwa’ and Inspector Ravi in ‘Diya Bubula’,” said
He further stated that he liked the two characters, Suranga
and Inspector Ravi because both the characters which he
performed were similar to the characters which you find in
“There will be another new movie released in May this
year named, ‘Jaya Pita Jaya’ which is directed by Sunil Soma
Pieris,” he added.
Kamalanath further emphasised that the film is an action
movie based on a playboy type figure whose name is Vijaya.
“Apart from acting I like to listen to music, watch
cricket matches at my leisure,” said Kamalanath
Concluding his conversation with the TV guide Kamalanath
stated that he wants to work according to his best of
ability for the local movie industry and he would like to
deliver his sincere gratitude to the cast and the crew
members of ‘Sudu Hansi’ for making it a great success.
|Until become the first YES Superstar
final half 2009 --- the final 6 months --- when things
slowly settled into their places and the dream of finding
the person who is worthy of being called a superstar came
The first step in the journey for the first
YES Superstar was taken.
In the month of August, trailers ran on YES-FM and Channel
One MTV calling for those who have always dreamt of singing
other than in the shower and being heard beyond the confines
of their family room.
The following month, those who heeded the call came and made
their voices heard.
BUT before the sad task of eliminating started, every single
one who longed for their dream to be realised were given the
opportunity to learn and to know first-hand (from respected
members of the Sri Lankan entertainment industry) what is
needed to be a success in an industry that have intrigue so
many but accepted only a few.
In October, the difficult tasks of saying goodbye to
those who simply cannot make the cut were made.
Week by week, a number of hopefuls were shown the door and
November opened with the first telecast of YES Superstar on
Channel One MTV.
The final 12 were chosen and the task of judging who stays
and goes was now transferred from the judges – the amazing
trio of Ashanthi De Alwis, Soundarie David-Rodrigo and Maxi
Rozairo – to the general program.
Which bring us to now – January (7), 2010 – down to six
contestants: Jameela, Amy, Jeremy, Shane, Geeth and Joy who
is down with a severe flu, his future in the competition
currently hangs in the balance.
With a little over a month to go in the competition, the
demands of the “journey” have not been an easy one.
For those whose dream of being the first YES Superstar is
very much alive and possible, the support of their family,
friends and now fans have made the grueling tasks more
bearable… but it won’t get any less challenging nor less
demanding. That is until the very end when it is down to the
final two superstars and one somehow manages to perform
stronger, sing better and ultimately deliver more votes..
Only then can that ONE breathe the sigh of relief and say
proudly, “The journey’s over and…
I am the first YES Superstar!”
|Abhay to do only
|Abhay Deol has a packed year ahead. Right now, he is
shooting for Anil Kapoor’s production house ‘Aisha’. Zoya
Akhtar has also signed him for her second film also starring
Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan, called ‘Running with
But what we heard is Abhay is flying high on his response to
‘Dev D’, and one needs to believe that he is now having
second thoughts about doing Zoya’s film with two other main
leads. A source close to Abhay tells us, “Abhay wants to do
solo roles. He is no more interested in being a part of any
multi- star, as he believes he has become a bankable star
and does not want to miss out on that factor like his
predecessors Bobby and Sunny did in their heydays.”
|EAP Films presents
|Now showing at Savoy Cinema
Directed by Tim Hill, Produced by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.
Janice Karman, Written by Jon Vitti, Will McRobb, Chris
Viscardi, Starring Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron
Richardson, Jane Lynch
with the voices of:
Matthew Gray Gubler
and Justin Long, Music by Christopher Lennertz, Ross
Bagdasarian, Sr. Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. Janice Karman ,
Daniel Powter (song)
Lipps, Inc. (song) ,Cinematography Peter Lyons Collister,
Editing by Peter Berger, Studio Regency Enterprises,
Bagdasarian Productions Distributed by 20th Century Fox
The tree that the chipmunks - Alvin, Simon and Theodore live
in is cut down and driven to Los Angeles to become a
Christmas tree. Once in LA, the Chipmunks meet struggling
songwriter David Seville who had his latest song rejected by
JETT Records executive Ian Hawke who was Dave’s college
roommate. Dave once had a relationship with his next door
neighbour, Claire Wilson. She broke up with him because she
felt he was too busy and irresponsible and he had no time
After winding up at Dave’s interview, they hop into his
basket and follow him home. Once at home, he discovers the
Chipmunks, and is accidentally knocked unconscious. Upon
waking, he kicks them out until hearing them sing. Dave then
makes a deal with them - they sing the songs he writes, and
in exchange he provides food and shelter for them. However,
all does not go well, as Dave’s job presentation is ruined
by their colouring on it, and when Alvin tries to set the
mood for his dinner with Claire, things become weird and she
rejects him after he tells her that “My life is being
sabotaged by talking chipmunks”. To make it up to Dave,
Alvin, Simon and Theodore go to Ian.
Once the Chipmunks sing Dave’s song to Ian, Ian instantly
signs them to the label and rehires Dave the next day. After
a few singles, the Chipmunks become wildly popular. When
Dave expresses concern for their well-being and insists that
the Chipmunks are “kids” who don’t need so much craziness in
their lives, Ian convinces the Chipmunks that Dave is
holding them back.
Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the
care of Dave Seville’s twenty-something nephew Toby (Levi).
The boys must put aside music superstardom to return to
school, and are tasked with saving the school’s music
programme by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the
bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in
three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes - Brittany,
Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are
ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off