Prof. Sunil Ariyarante’s much awaited film ‘Vijayaba Kollaya’, screenplay written by the late writer Tissa Abeysekara based on the novel written by a best-selling author of Sinhala literature, W. A. Silva, will be release in Australia in October 2019
Set in the 16th century Sri Lanka, the story revolves around a triangle love among Neelamani, Nayanananda and Hasanga, the fictional characters created by W. A. Silva. The film story takes place at the time when there was a battle between the Kings of Kotte Kingdom and Portuguese.
“First published in 1938, ‘W. A. Silva has beautifully combined the history and the fiction in his most successful novel ‘Vijayaba Kollaya’. The novel was so popular and it is in its 30th edition.
The first film to be shot with the 3D technology guidelines by 360 Production, ‘Vijayaba Kollaya’ stars Hemal Ranasinghe, Senali Fonseka, Ashan Dias, Chulakshi Ranasinghe in the main roles, others in the cast include Prithi Randeniya, Buddhika Jayaratne, Eardly Wedamini, Prof. Ariyaratne Kaluarachchi, Hans Billimoria, Gavin Ludewyke, Ryan van Rooyen, Gayana Sudarshani, Mariyon Weththasinghe, Sunil Costa, Anuradha Mallawarachchi, Sachithra Weerasinghe, Dhanushka Dias, Methin Jayasuriya and Ajith Shantha.
The technical crew with some of the leading artistes in the field include Channa Deshapriya as the cinematographer, Bimal Dushmantha as the production designer and art director, Harsha Manjula handling make up, Wenuka Wickremarachchi costume designing, Tissa Surenda as the editor and Rohana Weerasinghe as the music director.
Umariya Sinhawansa and Sanuka Wickremesinghe have rendered their voices for playback songs. Boodi Keerthisena was in charge of visual effects and Vimal Deshapriya as the assistant director joined the film. The hair designer is Haroon Shaideen.