Award winning director Udayakantha Warnasuriya and reputed producer
turned director Dhammika Siriwardena who enthralled the audience with
their Pooja - Roshan starred `Aasai Mang Piyambanna’ more than a year
back have returned with a new production, `Paaya Enna Hiru Se’.
The movie began unspooling at Savoy, Wellawatta and EAP theatres
islandwide from May 22. Popular actor Ranjan Ramanayake takes on dual
roles in the movie which introduces Udari Warnakulasooriya to cinema.
Other characters are taken up by Sriyantha Mendis, Rathnavali Kekunawela,
Tharuka Wijeratne, Pubudu Chathuranga, Bimal Jayakody, Geetha Ranasinghe,
Chanchala Warnasuriya, Srimath Indrajith Liyanage, Panduka Sri Dayan,
Udani Liyanage, Norman Palihawadana and others.
Suren is a widower who lives with his mother and daughter. His
daughter, Himasha, pines after her mother and finds solace in the
company of her class teacher, Dinali, who bears a striking resemblance
to her late mother. Suren and Dinali meet and sparks fly. All seems well
when they are united by matrimony.
One day as the couple embarks on a journey to visit Dinali’s
grandmother, they were attacked by thugs. Suren is killed and Dinal is
burdened with a dark secret of keeping his death from his mother and
daughter. However before she is able to reveal the truth, Suren returns
again, but this time as Suraj.
Though Suraj is the mirror image of Suren, he is a shady character. A
quick tempered and happy go lucky and worse still he has underworld
Dinali is unaware that she was flirting with danger when she requests
him to join their family adapting the name Suraj but what seems to be a
relationship formed purely on employment basis takes a new turn. The
danger heightens when Suraj’s gang realizes that he is missing from
their group and begins searching for him.
‘Paaya Enna Hiru Se’ is the fourteenth feature film by Warnasuriya
who had made memorable creations like `Mahamera Usata’, `Giniavi Saha
Ginikeli’, `Rajya Sevaya Pinisai’ (which won him 10 awards at the
Presidential Award Ceremony 2000), `Le Kiri Kandulu’, `Randiyadahara’, `Hiripoda
Vessa’, `Ran Kevita’ and many more. This is the director’s fifth
production with actor Ramanayaka after creations like `Sagaraya Parada’,
`Rosa Wasanthaya’, `Yakada Pihatu’ and `Bahu Bahraya’.
“I had Ranjan in my mind for the roles even before I completed the
There is a lot of action and comedy in the movie and he caters to
those demands very well,” Warnasuirya stated on his choice of the lead
actor for the movie.He further said that the movie is a simple and
entertaining story woven around a family.
“One of my goals is to introduce a talented new actor to the industry
with each creation. Udari was fortunate to be picked among many who
wished to make it to acting through my movies. She is immensely talented
and did justice to her role,” he explained also putting in a word for
child actress, Tharuka, who did a marvellous job in portraying the
lovable character of Suren’s daughter.
‘Paaya Enna Hiru Se’ is the fourth Alankulama Film production of
Dhammika Siriwardena who also recently ventured into directing with `Suwanda
Danuna Jeewithe’, a movie which had completed work and is ready for
The plot of the story is by P. Wickramanayake while the cameraman is
Ayeshmantha Hettiarachchi. Donald Jayantha is the assistant director;
Ravindra Guruge is the editor, Chandana Weerasinghe the art director,
Basuru Siriwardena the production manager and Asoka Ariyaratne is the
production executive of `Paaya Enna Hiru Se’.