TV Guide Magazine
Numba Nam touches the pulse
Generally, fathers are most adored by daughters and vice
versa. But in the realistic world why do fathers have to
separate from daughters whom they adore most?
Why do daughters have to keep looking for their fathers? Can
daughter’s belonging to two separate families share the same
In his latest teledrama Sanda Numba Nam directed by Thisula
Deepa Thambavita, he answers all these questions.
Victor is a businessman. Varsha and Shiroshi, half
sisters of the same age were fathered by Victor. Shiroshi is
brought up under luxurious care of her father while Varsha,
who was born due to a past relationship of Victors’, does
not know that he is her father.
Varsha’s mother Duleeka brings her up in the face of extreme
Micheal, who was in love with Duleeka in the past, is the
younger brother of Victor. He is still friendly with Duleeka.
Malaka, Varsha’s best friend from childhood is working in
Meanwhile, Shiroshi’s boyfriend Arosh is from a wealthy
family and he is studying at the same institute as Varsha.
The story begins when Duleeka comes back to the area
where she used to live with grown up Varsha. Duleeka left
the vicinity to get rid of social stigma when she became
pregnant because of Victor.
The arrival of Duleeka leads to the beginning of
The story of this lovable and moving mega teledrama gathers
momentum with Arosh who is charmed by Varsha’s beauty while
the relationship between Shiroshi and Malaka develops. The
conflict between Malaka and Arosh along with their parents’
past, as well as the tale of two half-sisters with their
challenges and wishes, turns this into a mega love story.
Sanda Numba Nam will be telecast from Monday to Friday at
8.30 p.m. on Swarnavahini commencing from tomorrow.
The cast includes Sriyantha Mendis, Rangana Premaratne,
Meena Kumari, Kusum Renu, Indika Ginige, Oshini Dias, Udara
Ratnayake, Sujeewa Dias, Malka Imashi, Kumara Thirimadura,
Rajitha Hiran, Kingsley Loos, Susantha Chandramali and Manel
Script is by Manuka Pawan (writing factory), editing by
Elmo Halliday, camera by Thisula Deepa Thambavita, executive
production by Buddhika Kulasekara, theme song by Nawaratna
Gamage, assistant direction by Rehan Ravindra, makeup artist
Sanjaya Nipunarachchi, art direction by Chandana Priyankara
and production management by Udaya Shantha Liyanage.
Gee Nirmana released to public
A compact disk (CD) , Manoj Gee Nirmana that includes 18
songs rendered by various artiste of repute and completed by
well-known music director Manoj Pieris, was presented to the
The songs were ‘Atha Sansare’, ‘Sath Samuduru Mathin’, ‘Obe
Neth Yata’, ‘Duwili Nagare’, ‘Sirisara Sarusara’, ‘Oba
Sandak Wage’, ‘Suba Mohothe’, ‘Oba Kiyanawanam’, ‘Jambu
Dodam’, ‘Sandawala Pipila’, ‘Paata Dedunu’, ‘Oba Wagemaya’,
‘Paata Paata’, ‘Laima Langadi’, ‘Mal Agin Yana’, ‘Dedahas
Wasaraka Vilthera Nelum Mal’ and ‘Ira Anduru Pata’.
Lyrics for these songs were done by Dr. Keerthi
Dharmasiri, Prasad Malalasekera, Ravi Siriwardena, Rodney
Vidanapathirana, Rambukana Siddhartha Thera, Kamal
Deshapriya, Preethi Randeniya, Joe Sarath Kumara Perera,
Alle Gunawansa Thera, Mahinda Dalugoda and Nilar N. Casim.
The artistes included Nirosha Virajini, Amal Perera,
Shasika Nisansala, Kithsiri Jayasekera, Pradeepa Dharmadasa,
Asanka Priyamantha, Lakmini Udawatta, Jagath Wickremasinghe,
Damayanthi Jayasuriya, Channa Perera, Rashmi Sangeetha, TM
Jayaratne, Keerthi Pasquel, Supriya Abeysekera, Prof. Sanath
Nandasiri, Uresha Ravihari, Anton Jude and Sanjeevani
Manoj Gee Nirmana is a presentation of Torana Music. (PNH
Vidya and Big B to team
up once again….
Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan shared terrific screen
chemistry in the film ‘Paa’ where they played the role of a
mother and son. And while that film went on to give Auro his
national award, the buzz is out that Vidya and Amitabh are
teaming up again.
And yet again, they are not playing the romantic pair (which
is surprising given that Amitabh has romanced younger lots
like Tabu and Jiah Khan in Cheeni Kum and Nishabd
Well! Renowned Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh is all
geared up to bring on celluloid the tale of Kabulliwallah
penned by the Noble Award winner Rabindranath Tagore.
Amitabh shall play the protagonist Kabulliwallah who woos
the young girl Mini with his baadam pistas and akhroths.
Vidya shall play the grow-up avatar of Mini.
Vidya Balan is pretty gung ho about this project as
Kabulliwallah is one of her favourite stories. Vidya often
wonders what may have happened to the character of Mini post
her marriage. This is, surely, a touching, moving tale of an
old man and an inquisitive girl and deserves a celluloid
immortality by the likes of great actors like Amitabh.
Like their pair???
Chemistry troubles Abhishek
Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s third film
together after DHOOM 2 and JODHAA AKBAR. The previous two
flicks got superb response from the audience and GUZAARISH
promos too have caught huge eyeballs ever since they have
been released. The duo set the screen on fire and keeps it
sizzling each time.
And what we have got to hear recently is that Abhishek
Bachchan has noticed this chemistry too.
No wonder Abhi keeps dropping in on the sets all the time.
|Oviya thrown out of
The Kalavani girl, who stole many a hearts and looked
promising, is out of gear. The pretty Oviya is fast becoming
a spoiled brat. That is what her directors say.
Oviya has been shown the door by the director Jeevan of
Amara. The reason? Call sheet muddle. She was fast growing
after the success of Kalavani and signed around five films
at one go. The first of the list was Amara directed by
Jeevan who did Gnabagangal.
Now due to her messing up with the dates, Jeevan had
declared a war and thrown her out of the film. Jeevan says
he waited as much as he could for her to mend her ways but
she seems to be not listening and hence the difficult
According to reports last received Kadhalar Kudiyiruppu
Shruti will be stepping into the role exited by Oviya.