Sinhala Film Mahindagamanaya CastMain Actor: Jeevan KumarathungaMain Actress: Dilhani Ashokamala EkanayakeActor: Roshan RanawanaActor: Joe AbeywickramaActress: Udari WarnakulasuriyaActress: Oshini DiasActor: Roshan PilapitiyaActor: Bimal JayakodiActor: Menaka RajapakshaActor: Cleatus MendisActor: Kumara ThirimaduraActor: Luxman MendisActor: Asela JayakodiActor: Sarath DikkumburaView more movie pictures and movie trailers ...
Sinhala Film Mahindagamanaya CrewDirector: Sanath AbeysekaraProducer: Daminda Upali FernandoMusic Director: Rohana WeerasingheCinematographer: Channa DeshapriyaCostume: Nilhan SenewirathnaView more movie pictures and movie trailers ...Sinhala Film Mahindagamanaya StorySpiritual wake up through cinema - Ruwini JayawardanaMore than 2,350 in years past, down the middle of the wilderness, flanked by nature's splendors, an impressive encounter that will go down within the annals of history unfolded. Two characters received precedence only at that meet. One was Ven. Arahant Mahinda Thera, son of Emperor Asoka, and also the other was the reigning king of Sri Lanka, King Devanampiyatissa.Ven. Arahant Mahinda Thera was on the sacred mission for spread the teachings from the Buddha. However such precepts can not be handed over at once. The monarch's intellectual stature was graded following a quiz. He withstood the exam. The island prospered by embracing Buddhism.Bringing this significant moment of spiritual awakening in mind thousands of Buddhists visit Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, every year on Poson Poya day. This milestone inside the history is going to be rekindled when director Sanath Abeysekara begins shoot on his visible movie Mahindagamanaya. The Muhurath ceremony with the event took place at Gangaramaya temple last week. Ven. Pallagama Hemarathana Thera, Ven. Galabada Thera, Ven. Agalakada Sirisumana Thera and Ven. Magalle Nabitha Thera took part in the big event which evoked blessings for your project.The film belongs to the project directed at celebrating the 2600th Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi this year. It aims to deliver the message from the compassionate nature of Buddhism across to the world.Speaking at the event, director Abeysekara asserted President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as the Buddhist Affairs Ministry have been very interested in the film. He added that he had labored on the script for almost a year coupled with done a lot of research to add accurate details for the story."The opening chapters from the movie include a few scenes of Emperor Asoka. We'll be flying to India in January to shoot these episodes. We are constructing the monuments of places and other buildings and dealing about the costumes. These need to be done with care to ensure that modern elements do not emerge inside the pictures.Perhaps the characters acted and talked inside a specific manner. Hopefully to own full experience with travelling back in history for the audience," Abeysekara noted. He also said which he needed to undergo several threats and criticism as he used the task of creating the show."
Some questioned why a new and much less experienced filmmaker must take on this kind of colossal project but I withstood my ground. Shooting is scheduled for November and December in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee and Vavuniya," he was quoted saying. Younger crowd added that one center point with the tale may be the moment when Queen Anula and Prince Aritta renunciate from lay life and enter in the Order of Sangha. This will be completed in a practical manner; Abeysekara stressed while mentioning that it was after Buddhism took control of the isle that the locals were gifted with rich literary work.Producer of Mahindagamanaya, Daminda Upali Fernando of Best Life Cinema asserted one of many reasons which motivated him to make the movie is the fact that the director's self confidence and dedication.He added the movie will probably be made as a possible act of social hospitality service instead of a tool for profit making.Mohammed NAALIR in TanthirimaleMahindagamanaya, the appearance of Arahat Mahinda in Sri Lanka with all the noblest gift of Buddhism changed the nation's background laid the building blocks for a civilization according to Buddhism.Although the story is well-known and commemorated annually on Poson Poya Day, there've not been many attempts to portray it artistically, through film or television. Who in Sri Lanka, irrespective of their religion, will not know about the meeting between Arahat Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa, who was hunting deer if the Great Arahat called him from atop the Mihintale rock?This artistic lacuna is about to be filled, as several leading film personalities decide to make a film which depicts the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. Even though film is based on Mahindagamanaya, it's also an effort to explore the norms and values of Buddhism. It'll be a show for many Sri Lankans, not only Buddhists.Shooting on "Mahindagamanaya" commenced in the precincts of historic Tanthirimale Raja Maha Vihara precincts in Anuradhapura District last week. In line with the Director 75 percent with the shooting of "Mahindagamanaya" may be completed to date.Here is the maiden directorial effort of Sanath Abeysekara, who has 32 teledramas to his credit. The idea of building a film with this great event within the country's history came to him when he was reading the Mahavamsa. He's remained faithful to the Mahavamsa account when making this movie. According to the Director the film "Mahindagamanaya" will highlight the appearance of Arahat Mahinda Thera to Sri Lanka as well as the social, cultural, religious and economic developments that happened in our country afterwards. The film will depict the time 2250-2010 BC.After King Devanampiyatissa ascended towards the throne King Asoka of India, himself enthusiast King who embraced Buddhism and became non-violent, sent Arahat Mahinda Thera to Sri Lanka to preach Buddhism. Although various beliefs existed in Sri Lanka even in those days, the idea of a faith was unusual.Following the coming of Ven. Arahat Mahinda Thera to Sri Lanka, those who venerated trees and devils started to embrace Buddhism to improve their path and lead a peaceful life. Buddhism laid the foundation to get a vibrant society that valued the Buddha Dhamma.It paved the way in order to obtain an Order with the Maha Sangha, who guided individuals on moral uplift. The film Mahindagamanaya will depict this modification.President Mahinda Rajapaksa has brought a keen fascination with the film and instructed the relevant authorities to make funds available for that film. Veteran film star Jeevan Kumaratunga plays the function of King Devanampiyatissa and veteran actress Dilhani Ekanayake is playing the key female role Anuladevi.Kumaratunga, who is Posts Minister, told the Sunday Observer that although he's played many roles in his cinematic career, this is actually the first time he could be playing such a pivotal historical role. This will be especially significant as next season marks the 2600th Sambuddha Jayanthi. The film too will probably be released next season.Roshan Pilapitiya who plays the function of Maha Aritta Kumara in "Mahindagamanaya" can be thrilled to play this kind of character inside a historical film. Maha Aritta Kumara was the first Sri Lankan who was ordained as a Bhikku in the reputation Buddhism in Sri Lanka.Dilhani Ekanayake that is playing the role Queen Anuladevi said that this can be a new experience for her. She actually is keen to try out ancient dresses and to visit ancient historic places. She described her character like a tough one.
Roshan Pilapitiya, Roshan Ranawana, Oshaoli Hewamadduma, Chinthaka Kulathunga, Dulika Marapana, G. R. Perera, Sarath Dikkumbura, Hemasiri Liyanage, Jayani Senanayake, Kumara Thirimadura, Palitha Nanayakkara, Gnananga Gunawardane and several other actors is going to be featured in "Mahindagamanaya".The film has been made by Best Life Films. Music is as simple as Rohana Weerasinghe. The Art Director is Sunil Wijeratne. The Costumes are made by Heenatigala Premadasa, while cinematography is handled by Chamara Dammika Ratnayake and Channa Deshapriya.The Assistant Director is Jayantha Bopitiya. Kulasiri Budawatta will be the choreographer. Dialogues have been published by Puravidya Chakravarthi Ven. Ellawala Medanandha Thera. The playback songs are executed by Uresha Ravihari, Karunaratne Divulgane, Sunil Edirisinghe, Nanda Malani and Amarasiri Pieris.The lyrics are by Ven. Pallegama Hemaratana Thera, Ven. Ellawala Medananda Thera, Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne and Sanath Abeysekara.The film can also be released internationally, especially in countries with large Buddhist populations.