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Author:  Guest [ Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:10 am ]
Post subject:  Vasantha Obeysekere an unmatched film director

Vasantha Obeysekere an unmatched film director

By Susitha R. Fernando
Sunday Times 17APR2005


After graduating from the University of Ceylon in 1962, Vasantha Obeysekere started his career as a journalist serving on the Editorial Staff of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (1964-1970). There, in addition to his editorial responsibilities, he wrote short stories as well.

However his prime interest was in filmmaking, and he was associated as a co-screenplay writer and assistant director of the film “Sath Samudura” (Seven seas), which was Sri Lanka’s official entry for the Moscow International Film Festival in 1967. In 1971 he obtained a Certificate in Cinematography from ‘Conservatories Independent Du Cinema Francais’ Paris.

In 1970, he started his career as a film director with the film “Wesgaththo” (Masked Men) and since then he has become an emblematic and outstanding filmmaker in Sri Lanka.
‘Sewvandi’ joins Vasantha and Sangeetha
Speaking to Vasantha Obeysekera, TV Times found that he was waiting for the release of “Sewvandi”(The Rose) this year.
This will be Sangeetha Weeraratne, the talented and popular actress’s maiden venture as producer.

Scripted by Vasantha Obeysekere, the story revolves around a detective and his capacity for investigation. A police officer who goes on holiday with his family sees a woman who seems quite familiar to him. The question of her identity begins to obsess him. Going through the files he subsequently discovers that this particular woman has been the victim in a gruesome murder. The plot unfolds on two levels depicting the officer and his investigation and the background of the victim and what led to her murder.

The cast consists of professionals Sangeetha Weeratne, Ravindra Randeniya, Chandani Seneviratne and amateurs such as photographer turned singer Dayan Vitharana. Musical score by Rohana Weerasinghe and the film is edited by Ravindra Guruge. Sewvandi is filmed by Jayanath Gunawardena.

Author:  shiva prasad [ Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:49 pm ]
Post subject:  request for address of vasantha obeysekere and sangeetha

dear friends
my name is shiva prasad based in hyderabad city in india.i wish to have the contact address and email of sri vasantha obeysekere the famous film director and of Ms sangeetha weerarathne reg somd business proposal related to films . i also wish to get in touch with film music lyricists and composers from srilanka.thanks and regards
shiva prasad
shankh_s@yahoo.com

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