To commemorate 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka, the Hyderabad Film Club, in collaboration with the High Commission for Sri Lanka in New Delhi, is presenting 60 Years Of Sri Lankan Cinema, from 14th to 22nd June, at the Sarathi Studios Preview Theatre, Ameerpet. 9 award-winning Sri Lankan films will be screened during the 9-day festival.
As part of these, Fire Fighters (Sooriya Arana) will be screened on the inaugural day today. The film is directed by Somaratna Dissanayake, and has Jackson Anthony, Jayalath Manoratne, Sajitha Anthony and Dasun Madhusanka playing the lead roles.
Sediris, a hunter, accompanies his 10-year-old son Tikira to teach the latter the trade. The sudden appearance of a monk with a young disciple becomes a threat for Sediris. Various attempts by him to remove the monks fail. Meanwhile, the secret friendship developed between the two boys turns into a strong bond, challenging the adults.
Inspired by the little monk, Tikira gradually learns to love animals instead of killing them. One day Sediris accidentally runs into one of his own guntraps and loses a limb. Sediris is surprised to see the monk he hated is there to help them. The bond between two boys becomes inseparable.
The film won 10 ten national awards, and the Silver Remi Award at the Houston World Festival 2004. The entry is free for everyone. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy Of The Hyderabad Film Club, at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.