Adaraneeya Wassanaya (English: The Romantic Rainy Season) is a 2004 musical romantic film directed by Senesh Dissanayake Bandara and the maiden Production by ©Tomorrow Films Today.
This was Bandara's directorial debut.The film tells a story of a middle class boy coming from upcountry falls in love with an upper class girl in Colombo who both are teens and still schooling. The arranged marriage of the girl and her sickness bring all the miseries to the young couple. Finally, they challenge at the conventions by demolishing the structures for a better tomorrow.
The film is based on Wassana Sihinaya, a novel by Upul Shantha Sannasgala.
The two main actors of the film were definitely new faces for the film screen but known faces by the masses. The stars would contribute in the supporting roles.
All the singers are stars with big names and are already very popular among FM listeners.
The production was designed to complete in 2002 and post-production in 2003. The screening was scheduled in mid-2004.
Kasun Bandara Seneviratne (Roshan Ravindra) sets fire the boarding to get rid of all the unforgettable memories of Chapa Gangadarie Abeynaike (Chathurika Pieris) the sweetheart when he gets the letter from London, stating she was raped by the husband to be.
The story unfolds as Kasun’s flashback in the accident.
Kasun represents upcountry, joins Thurstan College as an AL student in Bio Science, but who has aesthetic senses in Creativity. Chapa the singer happens to be met by Kasun at a school function and both become mutual admirers.
Chapa has been sick for years and also arranged to marry own cousin Rohan the same who has tried several times to rape her. Chapa whose parents employ in abroad, and her arranged husband is no more faithful, finds affection, security and empathy in Kasun who is a peer.
Kasun solely decides to save Chapa from Rohan and gets hammered and wounded himself. After father's death Chapa’s mother returns and finds Rohan an evil. Chapa also falls severely ill and happened to be operated in London. Chapa’s mother risks her only daughter’s life at Rohan’s money and denies Kasun and his loyalty.
Kasun becomes the loser in Colombo. Chapa is raped by Rohan in London.
The second half of the story unfolds in the period after 2 years.
Heart broken and worried Kasun is visited by Madhupani (Sachini Ayendra) who learns language from him. Madhupani loves Kasun the teacher but Kasun has reasons not to begin an affair with a younger student.
Returned Chapa is hurt by Rohan, now the husband in every way possible, remembering past with Kasun. Chapa’s mother confesses at Kasun and wants the daughter to be saved at any cost.
Kasun's school mate Niranga and now room mate Gihan, with Uththara the friend of Chapa encourage and assist Kasun and Chapa to challenge all the selfish structures made by the society and reach the world of humanity, love, trust could be shared and cared.
Produced by - ©Tomorrow Films Today Private Limited
Co- Produced by - Telestar Video Productions Private Limited
Director - Senesh Dissanayake Bandara
Story - Wassaana Sihinaya (Novel)
Screenplay - Nimmie Hathiyaldeniya, Senesh Dissanayake Bandara
Theme and Background Music - Nawaratne Gamage
Melodies - Rohana Weerasinghe, Samantha Perera, Nawaratne Gamage
Singers - Kasun Kalhara, Uresha Ravihari, Indika Upamali, Athula Adikari, Samitha Erandathie, Morris Wijesinhe, Mariazelle Gunethilleke, Deepika priyadarshani
Director of Photography - Ashoka Jayasekera
Lighting Director - Anura Sri Wasantha Kumara
Art Direction - Lal Harindranath
Make Up - Guna Sri Uhanowita
Costume Designer - Chaani Perera
Hair Designer - Iresha Kodituwakku
Choreographer - Chandana Wickremesinghe
Assistant Director - Nimmie Hathiyaldeniya
Production Manager - Deepal Guneratne
Editor - Isuru Sanjaya Thienudies
Technical Direction & Co-Producer - Bandula Weerakkody for Telestar Video Productions Private Limited.
Producers - Vinod Arosha, Lalith Mirihagalle, Nalin Aponsu, Anura Sri Wasantha Kumara, Asoka Jayasekere, Nawaratne Gamage, Nihal Seneviratne Epa, Nimal Ekanayake, Donald Jayantha Perera, Ranjith Dahanayake, Varuni Pieris, Piyal Lokugamage, Nimmie Hathiyaldeniya, Senesh Dissanayake Bandara for ©2002 Tomorrow Films Today Private Limited, (TFT)
Print publicity & Designing - Prem Dissanayake of Fast Ads
Media management - Nimal Ekanayake, Nalin Aponsu