Thursday, June 30, 2011

So I never loved her

(Play the sound track before reading)

"Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."

- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 2.2

His gaze was detained by the sorrow of the grey stained wall in front of him. “The greatest heaven is far away from me, I know” his words were whispers I felt, those which lost its right to speak. As he recalled the moments of his miserable life, he remembered what she has said once, once before the times have changed. Those were the days of his young life, he thought. If not mistaken was taken away by force, for the crimes that have never committed, but assumed guilty.

Oh Romeo, aren’t you just lucky? to surrender your soul to the undying love, once you’ve yearned to spend the eternity with, oh Romeo. You are blessed Romeo, that you’ve never got tortured from the love you adored. The lips you’ve once kissed, have they ever cursed you? Or the kiss itself a curse, oh tell me Romeo? For I’m lost by the own words I have written once, so tell me Romeo?

Oh Romeo, have you ever loved her, the way I’ve done? Haven't you ever bridged the day and the night, for the love of your life? Have you? Have you ever written songs for the sparkle of her eyes, tender in her skin or the love she had given, which you thought were real? Have you cried enough Romeo, for the distance and absence that failed you. Oh Romeo you are 'the lover', for you’ve died for the name of the love, and I still wonder what am I? Oh Romeo, tell me Oh Romeo why do I feel betrayed?.

Rest in peace Oh Romeo, for the love you’ve died for, while I die every day for what I thought was love. From the moment a shadow is born till the second it dies, what does remain is a hope, which I have lost in every step I take.

‘ I am no martyr of any cause’, he thought to himself, before walking away from his own shadow, to evade, as it followed him through the pale light of the burning candles. "They’ve lost their innocence"; he sang in silence by looking at those portraits of her, which lost the grace they once used to have. “How much I used to love you? more than my breath and being” .

Oh Romeo, So tell me, 'the greatest lover of all' ? Can I be a lover for that I am not dead but dying Oh Romeo?

By Dilan Samathilake

(Sound Track: There's no place like home Series: LOST Season 4 Composer: Michael Giacchino)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

'තෘප්ති' A Film by Udara Abeysundara



A film by Udara Abeysundara
Script by Dilan Dhananjaya Samathilake

‘සංතෘප්ති’ or as its English translation ‘satisfaction’ defines, is the state of being gratified or simply the pleasure obtained by a fulfilment of a need or a desire. This is an emotional state which is available to every living being, yet somewhat rarely experienced by most. Instead of living in the present with the life as it is at each moment, most of the individuals are habitually engaged in a frail struggle to preserve and uphold a false identity which separates the person from the whole of life has made ‘satisfaction’ a rare fragment in the pool of emotions.

‘සංතෘප්ති’ (-sa-n-thrup-thi- ) is a story of three different social entities which gain their contentment by contravening the modern social conduct with an emotional approach that suits its very moment. Each entity represents each and every customary bond that combines humans in a society and how they find their ultimate satisfaction, the happiness.

‘Kavindu’ is a young boy who seeks excitement by experience, yet grows under the rules and the supervision of his parents. The systematic way his mother follows to make a cake steals his interest which eventually leads him to an experiment. This guides to a disappointment of the anticipation and the desires of his mother which result a conflict and misery between them. In time, with the unconditional love towards the child of her life, she breaks the system after understanding ‘Kavindu’s experimenting nature and then satisfies her desires along with Kavindu’s; by taking a step towards the child’s world.

At the meantime ‘Sena’ and ‘Vishaka’, a newly wedded couple who are secluded from the outside, yet on a mission to discover the true self, await. Regardless the known odds of themselves, they try to satisfy themselves through comprehension and concession. After a struggle to identify the differences, they start to communicate in a non verbal manner which introduces to their inner desires. A mutual physical intimacy that allows both individuals to please the arising desires takes them in to a whole new level of maturity and understanding at the end.

Meanwhile, ‘Palitha’ a person who has lost his way in his own imagination seeks his true satisfaction through the scales of his own judgement which this society defies to value. Though there are no conflicts (since he is free from all bonds), he himself has to discover and overcome certain difficulties in order to be fulfilled. At last he finds the satisfaction and salvation that he has been searching in his self from some time.

The story concludes when the entities find what they have been seeking, and it’s the ultimate happiness of being fulfilled, which of course is the fact we all are living for.

Synopsis by D Samathilake

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