Shooting of SuperSix under way
Work on the Super Six, the
second movie directed by Udara Palliyaguruge and produced by Sudesh
Kumar was launched recently. The Rs. 77 million movie will be shot in
locations in Sri Lanka and Malaysia starting this month while it will
hit the screens in early 2011.
With a star studded cast that includes Roshan Ranawana, Sanath
Gunathilake, Paboda Sandeepani, Saranga Disasekera, Hemal Ranasinghe and
debuts by former Miss Sri Lanka Aruni Rajapakse and a Sri Lankan team of
over 600, which includes 160 in supporting cast, 80 technical and a host
of extras handpicked for their talent to ensure a kind of movie
experience according to Palliyaguruge. With cricket being Sri Lanka’s
national past time, Super Six revolves around a group of youth from
Moratuwa participating in the Super Sixes, a six-a-side tournament,” he
said at the launch of the movie. The movie combines the influences of
romance, comedy, action and fantasy and is the first movie to be
launched in the country after the end of the battle against the LTTE.
The movie incorporates all emotions and senses known to the human
mind and spirit.” Palliyaguruge said that “there are unpredictable
perils of fate and destiny that are intertwined in each of these young
people’s lives while they strive to achieve their dreams on the singular
platform of the cricket pitch. But as the film unspools the rivalry
between the teams spill over into their off-the pitch lives although the
ultimate lessons are the values they learn from one another in this
‘Super Sixes’ tournament.”
As head of Aristo Films which is a 100 percent Sri Lankan film
production company formed in 2005, Palliyaguruge also combines the
genius of R Sadesh Kumar into the film, revolutionising the movie
industry with their debut into commercial films. He said that they will
get technical resources from India as well.
He said that the lyrics are written by Nilar N. Cassim, Nandana
Wickramage and Wasantha Bandara Dukgannarala while the music is by
Mahesh Denipitiya and Iraj Weeraratne. The melodious voices of Rookantha
Gunathilake, Champa Kalhari, Shihan Mihiranga, Surendra Perera and Iraj
Weeraratne takes the filmgoer through a new experience.
Palliyaguruge said that the movie is a combination of extraordinary
elements brought together to give a great movie experience. “Super Six
is the first of its kind movie in Sri Lanka, not only from a budgetary
angle, but also from the extent of the cast, the catalogue of
multi-talented actors of who some are celebrities making their debut in
the film world, technical features of high quality camera and film work,
music, locations and even infusion of added features such as stuntmen
and a highly celebrated Indian choreographer.”
“For me, just like for the Super Six team, this is a dream come
true”, said the director.
He holds a degree in cinema from the Asian Academy of Film and TV
India and Diplomas in Fine Arts and Mass Media as well as Film Making
from the New York Film Academy.
The producer of the film, Sadesh Kumar said that the passion and love
for cinema was the reason for him to create something extraordinary
through the film Super Six.