TV Guide Magazine
Wessak- A tragic love story
Drama is a series of happenings that is normally
demonstrated through a television screen which carries a
pack of ideas.
Sometimes the ending of these happenings will be a contented
one though sometimes it becomes gloomy.
‘Wahinna Muthu Wessak’ is also such a tragedy.
‘Wahinna Muthu Wessak’ is a family story which is mainly
focussed on a girl who faces a unique situation brought
about by love,” said director, Sampath Sri Roshana.
According to Roshana the story is based on the novel ‘Pabalu
Mini Muthu’ which was written by Ganga Shaini Gamage.
“I thought of directing a teledrama related to a request
made by the Swarnavahini television (TV) channel,” he added.
Roshana emphasised that the drama has 200 episodes in it and
was shot in areas such as Colombo, Kottawa and Battaramulla.
“The drama is a mega creation and we were extremely
concerned in balancing the novel with the TV script,” said
He further stated that now it is the 40th episode which
is being telecast and they have received fair responses up
to now from the viewers.
“We have received a very good response from our viewers
within a very short period of telecasting which is something
to be happy about,” he said.
Roshana further emphasised that they started shooting last
December and they are hoping to finish by the middle of this
“We have already shot up to 60 episodes and I am
receiving immense support from the cast as well as from the
rest of the crew members in making this creation a success,”
He stated that most of the artistes and crew members that he
is working with are his friends and that he has worked with
them earlier in his previous creations.
“My first making was the movie ‘Julia’ and it was a
tremendous success so I hope it will be the same with my
latest direction ‘Wahinna Muthu Wessak’,” said Roshana.
Roshana further stated that he has already planned on his
third creation and that it will be a movie named the ‘Cat’s
“The script is already written by Dileepa Jayakody and
the story will revolve around two young men and a gem,” said
He further stated that at the moment he is performing the
character of Namal in the teledrama ‘Ridi Tharaka’ which is
directed by Damitha Abeyrathne.
“According to the story Namal is a young man who is looking
after an orchid flower garden and his family has to face an
immense tragedy later on,” said Roshana.
The main two characters of the teledrama are performed by
Dulani Anuradha as Pabalu and Menaka Rajapakshe as
The rest of the cast are Irangani Serasinghe, Lakshman
Mendis, Giriraj Kaushalya, Gamini Hettiarachchi, Chamila
Peiris, Darshani Thivanka, Dhanushka Rathnayake along with
Editing is by Sarath Amaranayake, camera by Nilanka
Sooriyarathne and music by Ranga Dasanayake.
‘Wahinna Muthu Wessak’ is directed by Sampath Sri Roshana
and it is a production of Swarnavahini. The teledrama is
shown on week days at 8.30 p.m. on Swarnavahini.
Movie consisting of real life
We stepped in to the Kashyapa studio recently
which is situated in Maharagama to explore the unique movie
which was being shot inside the studio premises.
It was none other than ‘Sulagin Ahanna – Listen to the
Wind’ which is directed by Prasanna Jayakody.
“It is hard to pick a story line as such but it carries a
basic idea of a series of incidents which I have experienced
in my life,” said Jayakody.
According to Jayakody the story revolves around the life
of a cancer patient.
“The concept of the story was mine and what I tried to say
was that ones outer appearance is totally different from his
or her inner character,” said Jayakody.
He further stated that he tried to emphasise on the
bonding which each individual has from inside his or her
mind and the feelings which they try to express.
Jayakody further stated that there are only three characters
in the movie namely Piyal, Amanda and Nadi.
“Amanda is a cancer patient and Nadi is her boy friend who
is a musician. At the moment what we are shooting is that a
concert which Nadi is going to conduct,” stated Jayakody.
According to Jayakody they have started shooting on the 15th
of last month and they are hoping to conclude by the 14th of
“We did our shooting in Colombo as well as in Galle and
Kurunegala and we are hoping to show the movie by the end of
this year,” he added.
He further stated that he is fairly satisfied in relation to
the shooting which he has completed and he is looking
forward to receiving responses which he will be receiving
from his viewers.
“I received immense support from my cast as well as from my
crew members in making this film a success,” said Jayakody.
Commenting over his latest creation, Jayakody emphasised
that he developed one of his own feelings in life in to a
“This is my second movie creation. My first film was
‘Sankara’ which was released in 2007 in which Thumindu
Dodanthenna, Sachini Ayendra and Nilupa Heenkendaarachchi
played main roles,” he added.
According to Jayakody ‘Sankara’ has won three awards in
2008, one at the Cairo Film Festival and another two in the
Kerala Film Festival.
“The plot of ‘Sankara’ was different from the movie which
I am working on at present. ‘Sankara’ carried a story line
which conveys a message about the bond which a monk has
towards worldly entities,” said Jayakody.
Jayakody further emphasised that professionally he works as
a creative artiste and that he stepped into the multi media
industry in 1989.
“I have also directed four teledramas and out of the four
three were telecast on Rupavahini and one on Sirasa
television (TV),” he added.
According to Jayakody the four teledramas were ‘Nisala
Vila’, ‘Ima Diya Mankada’, ‘Sanda Amawakai’ and ‘Hada Vila
The main three characters in the movie ‘Sulagin Ahanna’
are performed by Jagath Manuwarana as Piyal, Michelle Herft
as Amanda and Nadika Guruge as Nadi.
Camera direction is by Palitha Perera, music by Nadika
Guruge, Editing by Bhathiya Dunusinghe, Make Up by Narada
The script is written by Jagath Manuwarana and Prasanna
Jayakody while the direction is done by Prasanna Jayakody.
‘Sulagin Ahanna – Listen to the Wind’ will be shown under
the CEL circuit soon.
Actress Rekha speaks Tamil in Screen
It was A.R. Rahman, who proudly uttered the Tamil lines –
‘Ellam Pugazhum Iraivanukke’ during his speech after
fetching academy awards. Now, it looks like the Tamil
speaking actresses in Bollywood have started speaking in
Recently, during the award ceremony of Star Screen
Awards, yesteryear actress Rekha was invited over to the
dais to announce the nominees for ‘Best Actress Award’. When
it was Vidhya Balan turn to receive her award, she proudly
said - ‘Ah! Namma Ponnu’ (meaning she is our girl in Tamil).
Apparently, Vidhya Balan stepped up for
counter-complimentary saying that she is been drawing great
inspiration from Rekha by dressing up like her.
|SRK: I am very
sad right now
After taking My Name is Khan all
over New York City, Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) is currently in
London, promoting his next release. The actor has spent the
past 48 hours preparing England and most of Europe for his
much awaited film, which also stars Kajol.
But with the Shiv Sena issuing all sorts of threats
against King Khan, it would have been impossible for SRK to
interact with the press without being questioned about the
Sena and Thackeray.
At the press conference in central London recently, SRK, who
has made it quite clear that he is in no mood to apologise
to any political party, did offer an apology to someone
“I am sorry to director Karan Johar and actress Kajol. I am
also immensely sorry to all the other business partners that
- because of what I say and believe in - the film and their
work is going to be affected. I have no idea how to change
that,” said Khan - the actor and businessman, “I am very
happy when a film is about to be released. I am very happy
about taking my film to the world and interacting with the
audiences, but I am very sad right now, as this is a very
Khan spoke quite candidly to the press about Shiv Sena’s
reaction and threats to the superstar.
“I just request everybody to leave the film alone and deal
with what I have said as an individual. I have no idea what
I am supposed to apologise for. If I am in the wrong, I
would like to apologise, but someone needs to explain to me
what is wrong,” he told the huge turnout. “I have no idea
why there is so much confusion about what I have said and,
if you have differences in ideology, why should that not be
allowed?” he questioned.
And for all of us who have known Shah Rukh to pull at our
emotions on the screen, how could he not achieve it when
this time he was fighting for a cause that most of his
city-men were supporting?
“I will not comment on this on a larger scale not because it
is not nice for a Hindi film hero who is thought of as a
hero to say this, but it scares me to say anything now
because the stakes are very high,” he said as he signed off.