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2009-09-07
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Heart FM
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Rating: 2.9
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Heart FM
Romance / Colour / 35 mm
Released Date :  2008-01-16
   
Main Actor : Gayan Wickramathillaka
Main Actress : Kanchana Mendis
Director : Senesh Disanayaka Bandara
Producer : Soma Edirisinghe
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Story

The story unravels that it is a person's qualities, not their looks that count. It is centered on three main characters, Shakya (Sachini Ayendra), a daughter of a politician, her sister Mandakini a.k.a Mandy (Kanchana Mendis) and Rajiv, a young DJ working at a radio station (Gayan Wickramatileke). Shakya encounters Rajiv via 'Home Delivery' a song request programme.

Rajiv is touched by Shakya's tale of woe, a tale she relates by taking on a new identity - that of her sister's. Rajiv peruses the real Mandakini believing she is the one who continues to phone him. Finally the big day arrives with Rajiv encountering Mandakini. Day breaks with a close relationship forming between the duo.

Then the story takes two unexpected turns. Mandakini has a sickly daughter, Rachel (Dinuli Mallawarachchi), from a previous romantic encounter abroad. The father of the child (Aruna Lian) arrives in Sri Lanka for the custody of his daughter.

Mandakini has no other option but to turn towards Rajiv for help. Significantly at the same stage Shakya is faced with a dilemma. She who had arranged for Rajiv and her sister to meet realizes that she herself has a romantic attraction towards Rajiv, an attraction so strong that she is willing to break through social morals and family ties to get what she believes is hers.

Description

Adaraneeya Wassane famed young director Senesh Dissanayake Bandara's second film ‘Heart FM’, which is to be released from January 16 is an attempt to make a film for the present younger generation. The film is a genuine attempt to create a novel cinematic experience specially to attract young audiences to theatres.

The filmmaker has amply used music to bring this effect. In fact songs emerge as if it were another Bollywood movie. And almost all these songs are sung by the artist es, who represent today's young generation, namely, Centigradz, Ashanthi, Chinthy, Kasun Kalhara, Uresha Ravihari, Teesha, Sureni, former Jayasri member Aruna Lian.

And the music styles employed for these songs include modern hip-hop, rap, pop and many more. And the main story is woven around a teenage boy, a young couple and a school going girl. Major part of the movie is dedicated to two young friends, who are supposed to study for their Advanced Level examination but waste time listening to FM radio and making request for songs. And also their attempt to mislead a young broadcaster in their request show. And the rest of it is mainly about Mandakini a young woman who lives with her sick daughter.

Next, the locations and setting including beautiful Nuwara Eliya, luxury houses, star class hotels and shopping malls in the film are beautiful and attractive. And added by the latest digital technology, the filmmaker has tried to bring a novel effect to ‘Heart FM’. Thematically the film is a love story without a villain or hero but lovers.

These are the ingredients that make 'Heart FM' a novel attempt for a second cinematic venture by the young director Senesh Dissanayake Bandara. When considered as a whole, most of the incidents and co-incidents that we come across in the film are dreams or far from the reality. And we can excuse this, for director wants to create a dream like movie, just like a world created by some of the FM channels.

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Heart FM Heart FM 
Film Cast
Gayan Wickramathillaka
Gayan Wickramathillaka
Kanchana Mendis
Kanchana Mendis
Sachini Ayendra Stanley
Sachini Ayendra Stanley
Iranganie Serasinghe
Iranganie Serasinghe
Chandani Senevirathna
Chandani Senevirathna
Tony Ranasinghe
Tony Ranasinghe
Mahendra Perera
Mahendra Perera
Film Crew
Nimmi Hathiyaldeniya

Nimmi Hathiyaldeniya
Script

Pravin Jayaratne
Editor

Pushpakuma Bandara Rajaguru
Cinematographer

Soma Edirisinghe
Producer

Senesh Disanayaka Bandara
Director
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