Siri Sirimal

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Siri Sirimal
Directed by Sunil Costha,
Theme music composer Dinesh Subasinghe
Country of origin Sri Lanka
Original language(s) Sinhala
Production
Editor(s) Kumara Glamuruwa
Cinematography Prabath Roshan
Running time 19 minutes per episode (39 episodes)
Production company(s) Shiran telesceane
Release
Original channel Rupavahini

Siri Sirimal is a Sri Lankan television series directed by Sunil Costha that aired on Rupavahini from 2007 to 2008. It was adapted from Mark Twain's 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.[1] The theme song and sound track for the series were composed by Dinesh Subasinghe (for which he won the Golden award for best music director at the 2009 SIGNIS Awards).[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Sirimal (Ishan Shamsudeen) is a mischievous young boy who skips school to join Rosa, but changes his idea after he sees the young Daughter of Richman (Lusion Bulathsinghala). He tries to sneak back into class.Sirimal’s teacher (Edward Gunawardhana) makes him sit with the girls, which Sirimal actually likes since he is able to sit next to them. He is also sits beside Amy Lawrence, a friend with whom he became "engaged". She still has romantic feelings for him but he is too transfixed by the Richman girls to notice her.

He was a poor boy who lives with his Aunt.He steals food and gets caught by his Aunt(Geetha Kanthy Jayakody) who beats and punishes him. He runs away to the small jungle near the river where he meets a boy who is elder to him. Almost instinctually (but probably a social facet of village boys), they fight and Sirimal tries to become prince over them.

Later in the Story Sirimal teams up with two other mischievous boys Rosa and Dasa, vowing never to be separated from each other. One night they come across three villagers, Gunaya (Cletus Mendis), Bempi(Kumara Thirimadhura) and Kattandiya at a cemetery and while sharing some stolen money they fight and Kattandiya is killed by Gunaya. Gunaya escapes by framing innocent Bempi. When the murder trial starts and Bempi is on the verge of being convicted, Sirimal & Rosa testify and the verdict changes.

Later, the same kids try to find a treasure at a haunted house. When they reach there they see that it is belongs to thieves and they are running away with the hidden treasure. They follow but fail to catch the thieves . When Sirimal and Rosa try to catch the thieves they stumble into a dangerous arena and thwart it.

Cast and crew[edit]

Cast

Isham Shamsudeen, Geetha Kanthi Jayakody, Edward Gunawardena, Maureen Charunee, Kumara Thirimedura, Lucian Bulathsinghala, Sahan Kothalawela, Tony Ranasinghe, Cletus Mendis, Gamini Jayalath, Daya Alwis, Asela Jayakody, Chandra Kaluarachchi, Saman Almeda, G. R. Perera, Chathura Rajasuriya, Chamara Ranga, Isuri Navodya, Tharaka Nadishani, Tharuka Madushan

Crew

  • Director-Sunil Costha
  • Cinema Autography- Prabath Roshan
  • Editor-Kumara Galgamuwa,
  • Music score-Dinesh Subasinghe
  • Vocals-Madawa Senivirathna & Dee R Cee members choir
  • Art directors are Sunil Wijeratne and Sena Mabulage.,
  • Make up-Priyantha Dissanayake.
  • production executive- Nimal Wijesiri Senadeera a
  • Assistant Director- Newton Gunasekara

Music[edit]

The score, which uses string and brass orchestra, was composed by Dinesh Subasinghe. The theme song "Mandho Kawdho" was very popular among children in Sri Lanka in 2007-2009.[citation needed]. It was sung by Madhawa Senivirathan and the Dee R Cee members vocal group. To conjure up the time period of the plot (the 1940s), Subasinghe used a digital effect which recreated the sound of an old gramophone record in some parts of the score.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fernando, Susitha R. (2007-02-11). "‘Siri Sirimal’:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Sundaytimes.lk. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Hitting the high notes". Sundaytimes.lk. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Entertainment". Nation.lk. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 

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