Thanha Rathi Ranga - Movie

23 May, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 07:00PM | Organized by
Date & Time
23 May, 2015 @ 04:00PM - 07:00PM
Harrow Safari Cinema, 1-2 Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2TU
“ Between Yesterday and Tomorrow ” ... Thanha, Rathi, Ranga’ was beautifully crafted, exquisitely executed, prodigious, extraordinary, remarkable cinema - suspenseful, joyous to watch, delightful to enjoy, the masterful command of the cinema being displayed in every frame, the narrative moulded with loving hands.

This is a story of a journey towards the beginning. Towards the spirit and soul. The three main characters of the film, Wimal, Suraj and Sirithunga, are peculiar creatures, sort of anti-heroes.

Wimal, a three wheeler driver, has had many deceptions in life. Impulsive, often crashing into obstacles.Suraj, more contained, is an oversensitive University student, affected by an unexplained melancholy.

Then there is Sirithunga a handyman, a father of three young children.They are strong, independent men. Through these characters on a backdrop of a society inflicted by a 30 year old civil war, we paint a portrait of contemporary Sri Lanka. Three friends, dreaming of a better life, a future filled with freedom, love, money. This future tragically disappears revealing to cowardly acts and pettiness of the human soul.They realise, far too late, that they aren’t strong enough to live their dreams, that they don’t have the dimensions of the people they dreamed of becoming, that they will pay a heavy price in their fight against the powerful forces of money, greed and manipulation of faith …

They continue along their road, plunging deeper into what proves to be an internal journey. Like Sri Lanka seeking to reclaim its own freedom, the voyage of these three men becomes no less than a quest for their own independence.I feel like I have found a way of approaching a human and cinematographic perspective that resounds very strongly within me, and will touch both my own country and the foreign audiences.

These are stories of small men and their minimal conflicts, inserted into big moments of Sri Lanka’s’ recent history Together with them in the discovery of a new world, of new adventures, of a new soul. Everything seen with the splendour of a land, our land, that still remains Unknown even to us.

This film will be screening at Safari Cinema, Harrow,Station Road, Town Center HA1 2TU on 23rd of May 2015 at 4:00PM. This event has been organised in aid of the new building of Athula Dassana Multicultural Buddhist Centre.(Reg.Charity No : 1155139)

Cast & Crew

Director/ Producer : Nilendra Deshapriya

Associate Producer/ Associate Director Nathasha Dream

Co-Producers-H.D. Premasiri/Sunil T Fernando

Executive Producer : Renuka Balasooriya

Script : Sarath Kothalawala / Kumara Thirimadura

Cinematographer : Dhanushka Gunathilake

Production Designer : Rob Nevis

Art Director : Heenatigala Premadasa

Make up/Hair : Narada Thotagamuwa

Music Composer : Music Director / Gayathri Khemadasa / Anupa Khemadasa

Editor : Ravindra Guruge

Sound Designer : Tapas Nayak

1st Assistant Director : Veronika Marasinghe

2nd Assistant Directors : Vishwa Balasooriya / Udara Abeysundara / Vaathis Varnan / Vasantha Weeraddana

Trainee AD's : Chanaka Niroshan / Menaka Indrakumar

Still Photographers : Vishwa Balasooriya / Oshadi Senanayake

Titles/Graphics : Sisil Rathnayake

Chief Gaffer : Ariyarathna Perera

Sound Recordist : Priyantha Kaluarachchi

Sound Assistant : Pubudu Dhananjaya

Sarath Kothalawala, Kumara Thirimadura, Namal Jayasinghe, Sulochana Weerasinghe, Swarna Mallawarachchi, Anoja Weerasinghe, Neeta Fernando, Kamal Addararachchi, Adam Adamally,Dayadewa Edirisinghe,Vishwajith Gunasekara,Wasantha Moragoda,Thumindu Dodanthenna,Priyantha Sirikumara,Amal Perera,Nadeesha Madushani,Sandali Welikanna, Sachin Chathuranga,Nadeeshani Weliwita,Dharanee Kaveesha,Dhanuri Heshara,Isuru Kothalawala,Joe Senevirathna,Sarath Chandrasiri,Dilka Samanmali,Elumalei Pillei,E .Thavamanidevi, R. Kamaladevi,K.Gopithan,R.Dilaxan,