TV Guide Magazine
|‘SHALITHA and MAHESH’
a smashing impact
& MAHESH’, two young pillars in the Modern Sri Lankan
Musical Industry have been able to redefine the boundaries
of Sri Lankan Music through their perfect blend of music
which glues everyone. They are best known for their two
tracks ‘Kavikari’ and ‘Hamuwuna’ which peaked No: 01 hit in
Radio Channels as well in TV Channels for consecutive six
Shalitha, the driving force behind much of their music
production, met Mahesh in 2004 while they both were dreaming
to produce distinctive music. Initially Shalitha was a Rap
artiste who had a keen interest in Hip Hop music while
Mahesh was interested in injecting passion into live music.
Aiming to inspire music lovers, the first step towards their
musical career was the forming of ‘Spin Circuitz’ group with
another two leading vocalist Sonal and Mohan. The first
single released was ‘Waramathi’, a massive radio hit in
The group recorded several singles some of which were
released as singles before the release of the tracks as a
debut album titled ‘Spin Circuitz – Season 01’ in August
2008. Among the singles released, ‘Thurulata Lanvi’, a track
accorded with Indian contemporary musical style and the
track ‘Maxxa Chilaw’ was generally well received. Remarkably
the track ‘Kavikari’ reached the top slot in Radio/ TV
Charts in 2008. The debut album released was a collaboration
work of these two musicians with rest of the group members
namely Sonal, Mohan, Neranga, Danuka and the female artiste
Franny. The giant behind their journey is the managing
director Dyllon Ekanayaka, one of the best leading DJs in
Sri Lanka who was a former spinner in ABC Radio Network.
Shortly after the release of their first album, the rest
of the members left the group to pursue their highest
studies in England. Therefore, it was not easy and smooth
for these two musicians to sail all the way up. Until now
since there were many obstacles. While creating new notions
for an ideal track, they thought to change the name of the
group as ‘Shalitha & Mahesh’. Surprisingly their effort was
successful in 2009 after releasing the massive track
‘Hamuwuna ‘ with Sanka and Thilina R. which grabbed music
lovers attention. This track has been rated Number one in
Hiru Fm Top 40 as well as in many other radio/ TV charts
persistently. This was followed up with a benchmark video
produced by Wide Angle Productions.
Surprisingly the artiste Shalitha tended towards singing
rather than on rapping after ‘Hamuwna’ track being released.
Therefore, in commemoration of Valentine’s Day 2010, ‘Man
Innam’, a solo track by Shalitha was released which was an
overwhelming and popular track among young music lovers.
They were offered to produce the Rupavahini Avurudu Kumariya
Track – 2010 by the Rupavahini Co-operation. As a result
they came up with the track ‘Ruwaththi’ for which they were
praised for their diverse musical productions.
Today they operate a sophisticated audio production
agency known as ‘Solid Productions’ to help the new
generation musicians. Further they get a large following
online through their official website, and their official
pages on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook and
video sharing site Youtube which has seen a large demand for
the group’s music videos. On their list of achievements is a
music publishing contract with M Entertainment.
Next step towards the magical sound is their Second Album
– ‘Shalitha & mahesh’ Project 2 ‘yaaluwo’ which is to be
released soon. What is so amazing is all the tracks are
based on real stories in our day today lives. The two
featuring artistes in the album is Chinthy & Thilina R. Let
us salute to these two young musicians for their next
revolution in Sri Lankan Music Industry. So AWAIT. !!!!!!!!!
Pix by Rukshan Abeywansha
– compelling story of school children
is a story of everyone... At an age when the world seems to
open its arms welcoming us unto a threshold of new
revolutions.... As wide-eyed teenagers we marvelled,
rebelled and loved every moment of life which flew by like
soft clouds of happiness and worry.
‘Sihina Sithuvam’ is a story of a bunch of school
students at the peek of their adolescence, in the midst of
changing platoons of life and age, their dreams, their
expectations, their family life and of course, the mischief,
inherent in the mind and body of a dreamy Advanced Level
Nimekha and Nethmi are sisters, though Nethmi is an adopted
child. Nethmi, who had lost her family during the 2006
tsunami, is adopted by good hearted couple Mr. and Mrs.
Wijesundara who had also lost a child named Nethmi in the
Though Nimekha, the biological daughter of the
Wijesundaras detests Nethmi’s presence, her parents ask her
to accept the other girl as one of their own.
The sisters are put into a co-educational school for their
A/L’s in the Bio Section. At school the two girls encounter
two roaring gangs of students.
The gang of Rishan, Vihanga, Shashikar and Charith belong to
the rich, upper-middle class section of society. They are
stylish, well-mannered and have a huge fan following in
school. Each of them despite being from the rich social
circuit are troubled by problems at home. It is either
seperated parents, a drunkard father or a working mother who
spends less time with the child.
The other gang Kasun, Joseph, Tharindu and Pradeep are
more simplistic with middle class upbringing. They too have
issues personal to them arising out of domestic conflicts at
home. But some of the boys in the gang are studiouse
students who were taken into this prestigiouse school on the
basis of scholarships. Nevertheless, though the scholarship
had only won them a seat, they are at tenterhooks to find
the ‘image’, something indispensable to the adolescent boys
due to their middle class backgrounds.
The two groups need no reason to fight, they just do not get
along... it is obvious they have been the same even during
their Ordinary Levels (O/Ls).
As new friendships are made and old ties are rekindled,
depressing flashbacks keep recurring as each youngster with
his dreams and aspirations mould theirself to prepare them
for a future.
Their school days echo as a ‘Sihina Sithuvam’ taking even
the audience through a whirlwind of friendships, romance,
family and mischief.
Sihina Sithuvam’ will be telecast from Monday to Friday at
7.30. p.m. on Sirasa TV.
Samagama on TV Derana
Mithra Samagama, Sri Lanka’s first ever daily comedy
teledrama hit the little screens from Monday, July 12. It
will be telecast every Monday to Friday at 7.25 p.m. on TV
Derana. Mithra Samagama is a production of popular teledram
producer Janaka Siriwardena and been directed by the
versatile Giriraj Kaushalya. Wijaya Nanadsiri who is
regarded as the most popular television comedian plays the
main role in this hilarious teledrama. He portraits a
character (Roziro) who pretends to be a millionaire.
However, he turns out to be a con man. Along with Wijaya
Nandasiri, Kusum Renu, Anton Jude, Piyumi Botheju, Janaka
Ranasinghe and many more great artistes play leading roles
in this teledrama. Get hooked on to Derana from 7.25 p.m.
every Monday to Friday to laugh like you have never laughed
|The Twilight Saga:
In ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds
herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a
string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire
continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she
is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her
friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the
potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and
werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is
confronted with the most important decision of her life.
Also Known As: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Production Status: Released Genres: Drama, Romance,
Thriller, Adaptation, Sequel and Teen
Running Time: 2 hr. 4 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and
violence, and some sensuality.
Temple Hill Entertainment, Imprint Entertainment
Studios: Summit Entertainment, LLC
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Produced in: United States
Kristen Stewart Isabella “Bella” Swan
Robert Pattinson Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner Jacob Black
Xavier Samuel Riley
Bryce Dallas Howard Victoria
Jack Huston Royce King II
Catalina Sandino Moreno Maria
Ashley Greene Alice Cullen
Billy Burke Chief Charlie Swan
Peter Facinelli Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser Esme Cullen
Nikki Reed Rosalie Hale
Director: David Slade
Writers: Melissa Rosenberg Screenwriter
Stephenie Meyer Source Writer.
|Cricketers star in Akshay’s film
Akshay Kumar’s Patiala House will be shot at London’s Oval
and Lord’s Ground and Trent Bridge in Nottingham. It is the
first Bollywood film ever to be granted permission for
shooting over there.
The film Patiala House, directed by Nikhil Advani will
release in Diwalia 2010 to clash with the releases of Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s
Guzaarish. The movie is set entirely in London and revolves
around a generation conflict within an immigrant Punjabi
family that resides in Patiala House in Southall. Akshay’s
character Gattu wants to be a bowler for the England cricket
team even though his family opposes the idea.
There are two test matches in the film and it was not
difficult getting permission because only a few permits had
to be in order. Bhushan Kumar of T-Series applied for the
permissions four to five months ago.
A source reveals that 12 professional cricketers will make
an appearance in the film. They include Andrew Symonds, Dirk
Nannes and Simon Katich from Australia, Nasser Hussain,
Graeme Hick, Alex Tudor and Graham Gooch from England and
Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal among others. Commentators Alan
Wilkins, Sanjay Manjrekar and Nikhil Chopra will also be
part of it.
Bhushan Kumar said, “We wanted the scene to have an
authentic feel so we roped in the cricketers and decided to
shoot on those grounds. We had get permission from the
Cricket Boards. Sadly, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh could not
get permission from the BCCI.”