Welikathara re-release on Friday

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The much-acclaimed yester year movie ‘Welikathara’ directed by veteran D. B. Nihalsinghe will be re-released in the CEL circuit as a stop gap screening from Friday, June 30.
Welikathara which is Sinhala cinema’s first cinemascope movie, was first screened on October 27, 1971, featuring Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrema, Swineetha Weerasinghe, Devika Karunaratne, Kithsiri Perera, Piyasena Ahangama, Navanandana Wijesinghe, Dayananda Gunawardana, G. W. Surendra, Chandra Kaluarachchi, Elson Divithurugama, Buddhi Wickrema and others.

 

 

Welikathara now coming as a CEL release from June 30, will be screened at Regal – Colombo, Lido – Borella, Amity Lite -Maharagama, City Cinema – Mt.Lavinia, and other outstation centres at 4.15 pm .

 

 

 

Dr. Nihalsinghe handled the cinematography, editing and direction of the movie while Somadasa Elwitigala handled the music direction and Mervyn Rodrigo the sound engineering.


The story, dialogues and screenplay is by the late Tissa Abeysekara.

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Pandit W. D. Amaradeva was the playback singer while the lyrics were penned by Mahagamasekara.


Seasoned cinematographer K. D. Dayananda was the still photographer and camera assistant of the project.


Welikathara now 
coming as a CEL release from June 30, will be screened at Regal – Colombo, Lido – Borella, Amity Lite -Maharagama, City Cinema – Mt.Lavinia, and other outstation centres at 4.15 pm .


This restored digital version of the film is presented by the ‘Four in one Forum’ comprising Prem Disanayake, Rohana Weerasinghe, Saman Athaudahetti and Ravindra Guruge with technical assistance by TVT.

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Text: Ramesh

 

 

 

 

 

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