Let’s launch a cine-culture movement
In almost an imperceptible process, Sinhala
cinema has begun to ungergo a dynamic change. It will be rash, at
this stage, to characterise this transformation as a ‘revolution’.
But at a surprising swiftness, the personality of Sri Lankan cinema,
keeps on displaying impressive alterations, nowadays.
Yevgeny Onegin, Pushkin’s novel in verse
Pre-Soviet literature from Russia that captured
the grandeur and aesthetic richness of tsarist Russia had a
considerable impact on literature from Western Europe. And one of
the foremost figures in this regard is Alexander Pushkin who is
today seen as the greatest of Russian poets.
The Bard never ceases to interest us
Shakespeare was such an extraordinary
playwright, unquestionably the greatest to date. He had lost regard
for his characters and plots that were later to become legends and
every scholar to every critic was in no mood to question his
authority. They accepted everything he wrote; total historical
follies to improbabilities as well as impossibilities.