Aloko Udapadi (English: Light Arose; Sinhalese: ආලෝකෝ
උදපාදි; Pali: आलोको उदपादि) is a
Sinhalese epic historical film based on the story of King Valagamba of
Anuradhapura (89 – 77 BCE). It was co-directed by Chathra Weeraman
and Baratha Hettiarachchi produced by Thusitha Wijayasena for Art
Movies. The screenplay was written by Saman Weeraman. The film stars
Uddika Premarathna, Dilhani Ekanayake, Nirosha Thalagala, Menaka
Peiris and Roshan Ravindra. It is the 1268th Sri Lankan film in the
Aloko Udapadi was released on 20 January 2017 in EAP Circuit
Cinemas. The film was praised by the critics for its action
sequences and the performances of the cast. It successfully passed 100
days in theatres as well.
7 External links
The 3-minute trailer was released in March 2015 on YouTube, Facebook
and other social media. By January 2017, it had been viewed more than
250,000 times on YouTube.
The film revolves around the story of the Buddha’s dispensation in
written form after long centuries of oral tradition in a turbulent
historical context. King Valagamba was overthrown five months after
his coronation by a rebellion and invasion from South India, but
regained the throne after fourteen years by defeating the invaders.
Walagamba, the central character in the film, ascended to the throne
BCE and was the fourth son of King Saddha Tissa, younger
brother to King Dutugamunu. Walagamba became king at a time when the
kingdom was under multiple threats. Walagamba’s first period of rule
was shattered in three months by Cholian invaders. The film recreates
the efforts to preserve the sacred heritage of the Buddha’s teaching
and marks an important chapter in the development of the Buddhist
Uddika Premarathna as King Walagamba
Dilhani Ekanayake as Queen Consort Anula
Nirosha Thalagala as Royal Consort Somadevi
Sammu Kashun as Godaththa Thero
Roshan Ravindra as Theeya Brahmin
Menaka Peiris as Chola wife
Mauli Maheesha as Prince Chulika
Nayana Manujitha as Prince Mahanaga
Dineth de Silva as Minister Uththiya
Ajith Kumara as Minister Pabbatha
Nihal Fernando as Pulahatta
Kapila Sigera as Bahiya
Dilip Manohara as Panya Mara
Cletus Mendis as Pilaya Mara
Darshan Dharmaraj as Dathika
W. Jayasiri as Jain Nighantha Giri
Buddhadasa Withanarachchi as Chief monk Mahatissa
Janak Premalal as Regional Sinhalese king
Sammu Kasun as Godatta Thero
Rajasinghe Loluwagoda as Chulasiva Thero
Sirisena Pallewatte as Isidatta Thero
Indika Madurage as Mahasona Thero
Douglas Ranasinghe as Thanasiva
Sunil Weerasinghe as Astrologist
film set in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Shooting of the film began in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Additional
filming was scheduled in
Kalpitiya and Teldeniya, a town in central
Sri Lanka and lasted 62 days.
For the first time in the Sri Lankan film-making, a concept called
"production designing" has been introduced. This is in order to mix up
every design aspect and to take them into a common ground. Inclusion
of visual components was followed to create character profiles with
determining their character elements. The film has four group of
characters including king and the countrymen, Cholian Invaders, the
Brahmins and Maha Sangha. This process is done to design character
Chathra Weeraman personally supervised the film's visual effects. He
studied visual effects and animation at the Multimedia University in
Malaysia. Digital set extensions were used in filming palaces and
battle camps in the film. 3D technology has been used in with
photography and matte paintings. Computer-Generated Images (CGI)
technology has been used in the film by VFX team. In color grading
process of the film met some difficulties due to the lack of available
technology in Sri Lanka. The director had to solve these difficulties
India specially colorization process.
Ven. Rambukana Siddhartha Thero
Ven. Rambukana Siddhartha Thero
Amarasiri Peiris & crew
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