TV Guide Magazine
live in Sri Lanka
Music lovers in Sri Lanka are
in for a musical treat as Sewalanka Foundation together with
Concerts Norway, Aru Sri Art Theatre and the Norwegian
Embassy presents ‘Kohinoor’, Live in Sri Lanka.
It is a concert series featuring Hip Hop and Raggae Music.
The tour features international artiste Mari Kohinoor
Nordberg and her group from Norway along with Sri Lanka’s
own Chris (C.J.) Dasan, the group’s percussionist for the
Kohinoor was born in Dacca, Bangladesh and came to Norway
when she was three and a half years old. Her style is a mix
between World Music and Dance Hall while her connection with
Rasta philosophy also reflects in her music. Her debut album
is named Kohi de Browny and much of the material is
autobiographic as in good old Hip Hop tradition. Her voice
is raw and powerful and a personal engagement reveals when
you listen to her.
The group performed a public show on November 6 at the
Upali Wijewardene Hall, Kamburupitiya and will also perform
on November 12 at the Town Hall, Negombo at 7.00pm. In
addition, they will perform concerts and workshops for
children and the youth at the New Arts Theatre, Colombo
University, Newstead Girls School, Negombo and in Matara.
The entrance for all these concerts is free of charge.
The group will also hold a workshop for up and coming music
groups at the Sanasa Hall, Matara today (Sunday) at 10.00
a.m. It is free of charge and those interested can register
by mailing to email@example.com. Matara workshop and the
concerts are organised with the help of Lakshman Yapa
This is the sixth group of musicians touring Sri Lanka as
part of a broader music cooperation established between
Concerts Norway, Norwegian Embassy, Aru Sri Art Theatre and
Sewalanka Foundation. Norwegian Groups such as Ras Nas
(reggae), The Indian Core (Jazz), Nils-Olav Johansen Quartet
(Jazz), SISU (percussion) and Classical Evergreens (Opera)
who toured Sri Lanka previously as well as the Galle Music
Festival, came alive as part of this programme.
Jaffna Music Festival, a folk-themed music event, is also
being planned at present and is expected to be held in
Roshan ‘s Soyami Sonduru Navathanak
After the successful direction of the movie Julia and
teledrama Wahinna Muthuwessak, the latest teledrama
direction of Sampath Sri Roshan is going to be Soyami
It is based on a love story which developed from childhood.
The cast includes Menaka Rajapakse, Jagath Chamila, Meena
Kumari, Sujani Menaka, Anjula Rajapakse, Sampath Sri Roshan,
Dayadeva Edirisinghe, Gamini Hettiarachchi, Ramani
Siriwardane, Irangani Serasinghe, Chamila Pieris and
Suneetha Wimalaweera, while child characters are performed
by Yohan Kanishka, Sanjali Amandani, Prasanna Sanjeewa Marc
Fernando and Senuri Priyasad.
Soyami Sonduru Navathanak is being produced by Prasad
Wijesooriya who was the producer of tele dramas such as Kula
Kumariya based on Charlotte Bronte’s extremely popular novel
Jane Eyre, and Angam Maldam.
He was also the director and producer of the recently
concluded teledrama, Pingala Danawwa which was telecast on
The shooting is taking place covering the Colombo area while
the script is by Dileepa Jayakody.
Camera direction is by Nilantha Chularathne, assistant
direction by Sarath Senaratne, music direction Ranga
Dasanayake, art direction Piyatissa Akuranboda, choreography
Anshaka Sammera Gunaratne, sung by Indika Upamali and Bachi
Susan, co-produced by Kithsiri Hewagamage, production
supervision done by Manoj Wijesuriya and media coordination
done by H.M. Sugath Sisira.
An Aamir Khan film gets seat bumps in theatres – that is
for sure. So, it is understandable that director Vishal
Bhardwaj is wary of competition from the superstar’s film
Everyone is waiting for the next film starring Aamir Khan.
It is been close to a year when cine buffs last saw him on
screen in 3 Idiots. The actor’s next film, Dhobi Ghat,
directed by wife Kiran Rao, was earlier slated to release on
February 25, but now it has been postponed by almost a
Reports say that due to the Cricket World Cup in February,
Aamir has decided to release Dhobi Ghat on January 21. But
that is also the date finalised by Vishal Bhardwaj for the
release of his film Saat Khoon Maaf starring Priyanka Chopra
as a serial hubby-killer.
|Hrithik throws a
romantic Birthday bash for Suzzane
Bollywood’s no-nonsense, Hrithik Roshan threw a lavish,
special and a spooky birthday party for his pretty wife
Suzzane. Every guest was made sure to come fully dressed in
their respective Halloween costumes.
The Rampal couple came all decked up with Arjun as a Joker
from ‘Batman’ and wife Mehr Rampal like ‘Beatrix the Bride’
from ‘Kill Bill’.
Well, they were not alone, close friends from the industry
were also present at the Juhu residence of actor Hrithik
Roshan to wish his wife a very happy birthday.
|Scene’s cut in Surya’s
Ratha Charithram starring Vivek Oberoi,
Surya and Priya Mani is directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
Made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, the Telugu version has been
released all over Andhra.
However, Telugu Desam supporters have raised objection to
some scenes. They feel that NT Rama Rao, the founder of
Telugu Desam and Chief Minister of Andhra state has been
portrayed in bad light.
Three particular scenes regarding this have hurt their
Telugu Desam supporters protested outside theatres screening
the film and tore apart the posters. Following this, police
protection had to be enforced in some places and screening
itself has been stopped in other places.