TV Guide Magazine
reaches out to teenagers
He has been in the field of music for more than a decade and
has come across new pathways in tune. He has been able to
cater to the hearts of teenagers as well as youth through
his melodies up to now.
Indeed, the young and talented Chaminda Samaranayake, who
released his latest creation of compositions named ‘Sanda
Ahankara Ai’, is going places.
“Sanda Ahankara Ai” is my second album and it is being
distributed by M Entertainment,” said Chaminda.
He went on that his first album was ‘Warshawe’ which he
released two and a half years earlier through the same
According to Chaminda, ‘Sanda Ahankara Ai’ consists of 12
songs which were penned by Kanchana Dassanayake and Sajitha
“The album was launched on June 18 while music, mix and
mastering were all done by me,” he added.
Chaminda enthused that ‘Sanda Ahankara Ai’ is a mixture of
pop songs and love songs.
“The album consists of songs such as ‘Kandulu Isina Dunhinda’,
‘Sanda Ahankara Ai’, ‘Ra Sihinen Awe’, ‘Sanda Payana Ra
Kale’ along with many others,” said Chaminda.
The album carries six to eight modern patterns of music
which includes R and B, Hip Hop together with much Hop and
“The album was developed at my own studio which is situated
in Malabe, namely ‘Studio Dream Works’,” he added.
Chaminda started his music career in 1993 through his own
band named ‘Red Heart’.
“In the year 1997 I came to Colombo and did a one man show
and afterwards I performed solo in weddings and parties and
in the year 1998 formed another band named ‘Rhythm of
Rain’,” he added.
Chaminda emphasised that he did some music creations in 2005
and later on did some music concerts.
“I have created many songs for the super stars and have
created songs for almost 50 artistes which include new
artistes as well,” said Chaminda.
According to Chaminda he is hoping to release a new
collection album named ‘Tharu’ in August together with five
Chaminda is a product of Richmond College, Galle and he has
always dreamed of becoming a top notch musician.
“My first ever tutor in music was Visharada Deepa Nanda
Kudahetti who was teaching at St.Aloysius College, Galle at
that time,” said Chaminda.
Chaminda recalled that he has already done music for one
episode of a tele drama and also a couple of jingles.
“I would like to state my heartfelt gratitude to Jayantha
Maddage for the M Entertainment, Sampath Fernando, Shane
Jayakody and Manoj for rendering me immense support to make
my carreer a huge success,” he added.
Concluding his conversation with the TV guide Chaminda
stated that at the moment he is providing music for Sirasa
Short Stories which is directed by Bermin Laili Fernando and
telecast on Sirasa TV on Saturdays at 10.30 a.m.
‘Amanda’ – Lots of twists and
‘Amanda’ is a story with a new flavour depicting carefree
adolescence, youthful bondage and love growing out of it yet
to be seen in a Sinhala tele drama with heart rendering
music that could be watched tastefully by the entire family
Amanda Punchihewa is a pretty 25-year old commerce
graduate. She is the eldest daughter of a family that did
not possess much. Her father, Sepala Punchihewa, a retired
dancing teacher, used to indulge in astrology as a hobby and
used it as his only income earner. The house they lived in
had been put up with money he got from winning a lottery 25
years ago. His tough talking wife Girlie took care of home
expenditure. Sepala’s pension took care of most of the
schooling Brittany’s needs, and Kathy who had completed her
Amanda could be called a big hearted daughter, always
making an effort to make their house into a home full of
happiness, though they were always short of money. But,
Girlie always took the line on Amanda as milk that you could
not throw away, yet could not be consumed because it was too
hot. That was due to Amanda not being her own daughter. A
secret Sepala did his best to keep between him and Girlie.
Sepala won the lottery during the period Amanda was brought
into the house. Girlie had been impressed by the event which
worked in her mind.
The drama begins with Amanda facing an interview to gain
employment and fails. She comes out of the office rather
upset with herself. Meanwhile, Thejan the son of Indrajith
Dunusingha, a wealthy businessman, on an excursion with some
friends, have decided to take a rest in the vicinity Amanda
is passing through. Thejan has accepted the challenge to
catch the nose of the first girl to go past them. Amanda,
who is angry at the distasteful actions of Thejan, speaks
her mind out at him and pushes him away. He falls and hurts
his arm quite alarmingly.
The head of ‘Life’ a promotional company, Indrajith
Dunusingha is the owner of several others as well.
Dunusingha who believes in proper management and justice
provides both his workers and children alike. The wife of
this strong husband weaves herself around his way of life
and carries out her responsibilities regarding their
children accordingly. Devaka, their eldest son, who is a
doctor marries against the wishes of his parents and lives
overseas as a result. Dunusingha does not allow other family
members to have any connections with him. The playful Thejan
is their second son. Merry making with friends and music,
while looking out to keep away from the fathers’ ventures,
are his main concerns. Thejani, their 19-year old daughter
leads somewhat a radical life style. Unconcerned of his
poorness or suitability she is in love with a dramatist
named Manendra. There are two more special characters in the
Dunusingha household. Dunusingha’s mentally handicapped
sister Wasanthi who is always cuddling a doll and her maid
Airy. The mystery revolving around Wasanthi’s life is known
only to Dunusingha and his wife.
After joining ‘Life’ through her old friend Thejani,
Amanda meets Thejan while employed there. It is when she
sees him seated in a comfortable room that she is reminded
of the youth with whom she had a battle the previous day.
Thejan, who notices Amanda is an employee of the company,
becomes furious. Amanda gets to know about Thejan being the
son of Dunusingha thereafter. Thejan does his best to remove
Amanda from working for the company. But, Dunusingha who is
satisfied with her approach to work and her personality,
gets her to be Thejan’s private secretary with added
responsibilities for him to be involved with the business of
the company. Although it is the most undesirable
undertaking, Amanda accepts it due to the high salary that
comes with it. This makes further angers Thejan. He forces a
fellow employee to begin a love affair with Amanda with the
idea of toppling the good thoughts his father has
conceptualised about her. Hemantha, the youth Thejan tries
to use, does not fall prey to the coup because he is in love
with the girl.
Hereafter the story carries along with a lot of twists
and turns which is an entire human related jigsaw unravel on
screen with added curiosity and beautiful locations to go
‘Amanda’ is telecast every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday at 7.30 p.m. on ITN.
Anushka loves the sea and hills
Anushka Sharma, who shredded her girl next door avatar
and sizzled onscreen in Badmaash Company, recently shares
some travelling memories and tips.
Places that have fascinated me:
I usually love the beach. If I were to get away in the
summer, I would go to the hills. Also, I hope to get away to
Scotland for a few days.
My favourite destinations are US and Paris. I love both the
places. They calm me
Favourite holidaying place in India?
I love Mumbai and Lonavla. Like I said, earlier I like the
sea and the hills. But my favourite places in India are
Darjeeling and Sikkim. They are heaven on earth
What do you wear when you are travelling?
Whenever I am on my tour, I usually wear jeans and t-shirts.
When I shop, I usually try and buy the local garment. I also
ensure that I buy local bags or antiques so the memory of
the trip lasts forever.
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but there is
one thing that they agree upon. Has this got you thinking?
Well, tick tock! We are talking about watches!
Yes, it is something that both the genders have a common
passion for. You need it during your exams or to get to work
on time, as well as to be on time for your date. Nowadays,
watches are available in innumerous colours, shapes, sizes,
brands, designs; you name it and you will find it!
Even Dino Morea loves them. “I love stylish and trendy
watches,” says Dino who was recently selected as the brand
ambassador of a branded watch. He adds, “Since childhood, I
had a fondness for watches. I have more than 50 watches in
Watches are one of the things that have Dino going ga-ga
about, “I am quite a shoe person, you know? I have a
collection of shoes too. I love playing sports, especially
cricket. Apart from that, I love travelling. That is
something you can say is my hobby. Whenever I visit a place,
I always buy watches or shoes from that place,” says Dino.
Madharasapattinam – From Rs.5 Crores to
It is so illogical about commencing a project at Rs.5
Crores and later approaching your producers saying that
‘Sir, it is going to cost Rs.15 Crores to complete this
project’. Oops! It was really shocking to hear that director
Vijay had uttered these words that are most disgusting to
hear. Let us forget it as this is between producer and
Kalpathy Agoram’s previous film ‘Irumbu Kottai Murattu
Singam’ was made at a cost of Rs.12 Crores and producers
struggled to get a collection on half of it. Getting on to
speak about the pre-release expectations, the musical score
by G.V. Prakash is not being a great one on charts.
According to some of the officials in audio outlets, they
have mentioned that the sales are pretty low when compared
to other albums.