British film maker Carol Reed, who was among the first, is credited with the remark: “Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) is the most natural and complete outdoor set.”
“The island of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size.” - Arthur C Clarke
wrote in The View from Serendip (1977)
Entire Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) Is a Movie Set - Don Boyd Director East of Elephant Rock (1977)
Sri Lanka’s pre-eminence as a film location for international feature films goes back to at least 1950, when world recognised British and American film directors arrived in quick succession to make acclaimed feature films that were either partly or wholly shot on the island.
All below films location in lustrous sri Lanka and some of the art director actors and asst, directors are sri lankan. not to forget some of the movies academy award wining and world greatest!
The Bridge on the River Kwai
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
“ Many directors were considered for the project, among them John Ford, William Wyler, Howard Hawks, Fred Zinnemann and Orson Welles. Producer Sam Spiegel later said that David Lean was chosen "in absence of anyone else."
Lean clashed with his cast members on multiple occasions, particularly Alec Guinness and James Donald, who thought the novel was anti-British. Lean had a lengthy row with Guinness over how to play the role of Nicholson; Guinness wanted to play the part with a sense of humour and sympathy, while Lean thought Nicholson should be "a bore". On another occasion, Lean and Guinness argued over the scene where Nicholson reflects on his career in the army. Lean filmed the scene from behind Guinness, and exploded in anger when Guinness asked him why he was doing this. After Guinness was done with the scene, Lean said "Now you can all *beep* off and go home, you English actors. Thank God that I'm starting work tomorrow with an American actor (William Holden)".
Alec Guinness later said that he subconsciously based his walk while emerging from "the Oven" on that of his son Matthew when he was recovering from polio. He called his walk from the Oven to Saito's hut while being saluted by his men the "finest work I'd ever done".
Lean nearly drowned when he was swept away by a river current during a break from filming; Geoffrey Horne saved his life.
The film was an international co-production between companies in the Britain and the United States. It is set in Thailand, but was filmed mostly near Kitulgala, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), with a few scenes shot in England.
The filming of the bridge explosion was to be done on March 10, 1957, in the presence of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, then Prime Minister of Ceylon, and a team of government dignitaries. However, cameraman Freddy Ford was unable to get out of the way of the explosion in time, and Lean had to stop filming. The train crashed into a generator on the other side of the bridge and was wrecked. It was repaired in time to be blown up the next morning, with Bandaranaike and his entourage present.
According to the supplemental material in the Blu-ray Digipak, a thousand tons of explosives were used to blow up the bridge. This is highly unlikely, as the film shows roughly 100 pounds of plastique being used simply to knock down the bridge's supports.
According to Turner Classic Movies, the producers nearly suffered a catastrophe following the filming of the bridge explosion. To ensure they captured the one-time event, multiple cameras from several angles were used. The film was shipped to London by air freight for processing. When the shipment failed to arrive, a worldwide search for the film was undertaken. To the producers' horror the film containers were found a week later on an airport tarmac in Cairo, sitting in the broiling Egyptian sun. Though it was not exposed to sunlight, the heat-sensitive color film stock should have been hopelessly ruined. However, when processed the shots were perfect and appeared in the film. ” - lankalion
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
“ The filmmakers were denied permission to film in North India and Amber Fort due to the government finding the script racist and offensive. The government demanded many script changes, rewritings and final cut privilege. As a result, location work went to Kandy, Sri Lanka, with matte paintings and scale models applied for the village, temple, and Pankot Palace. Budgetary inflation also caused Temple of Doom to cost $28.17 million, $8 million more than Raiders of the Lost Ark. Filming began on 18 April 1983 in Kandy, and moved to Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England on May 5. Producer Frank Marshall recalled, "when filming the bug scenes, crew members would go home and find bugs in their hair, clothes and shoes." Eight out of the nine sound stages at Elstree housed the filming of Temple of Doom. Lucas biographer Marcus Hearn observed, "Douglas Slocombe's skillful lighting helped disguise the fact that about 80 percent of the film was shot with sound stages."
Danny Daniels choreographed the opening music number "Anything Goes". Capshaw learned to sing in Standard Mandarin and took tap dance lessons. However, when wearing her dress, which was too tight, Capshaw was not able to tap dance. One of her red dresses was eaten by an elephant during filming; a second was made by costume designer Anthony Powell. Production designer Norman Reynolds could not return for Temple of Doom because of his commitment to Return of the Jedi. Elliot Scott (Labyrinth, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Reynolds' mentor, was hired. To build the rope bridge the filmmakers found a group of British engineers working on the nearby Balfour Beatty dam. Harrison Ford suffered a severe spinal disc herniation while riding elephants. A hospital bed was brought on set for Ford to rest between takes. Lucas stated, "He could barely stand up, yet he was there every day so shooting would not stop. He was in comprehensible pain, but he was still trying to make it happen." With no alternatives, Lucas shut down production while Ford was flown to Centinela Hospital on June 21 for recovery. Stunt double Vic Armstrong spent five weeks as a stand-in for various shots. Wendy Leach, Armstrong's wife, served as Capshaw's stunt double.
Macau was substituted for Shanghai, while cinematographer Douglas Slocombe caught fever from June 24 to July 7 and could not work. Ford returned on August 8. Despite the problems during filming, Spielberg was able to complete Temple of Doom on schedule and on budget, finishing on principal photography on August 26. Various pick-ups took place afterwards. This included Snake River Canyon in Idaho, Mammoth Mountain, Tuolumne and American River, Yosemite National Park, San Joaquin Valley, Hamilton Air Force Base and Arizona. Producer Frank Marshall directed a second unit in Florida in January 1984, using alligators to double as crocodiles. The mine chase was a combination of a roller coaster and scale models with dolls doubling for the actors. Minor stop motion was also used for the sequence. Visual effects supervisors Dennis Muren, Joe Johnston and a crew at Industrial Light & Magic provided the visual effects work, while Skywalker Sound, headed by Ben Burtt, commissioned the sound design. Burtt recorded roller coasters at Disneyland Park in Anaheim for the mine cart scene. ” - lankalion
The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon. (103 mins.)
“ Elephant Walk is a 1954 Paramount Pictures film, directed by William Dieterle, and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch and Abraham Sofaer.
It is based upon the novel Elephant Walk by "Robert Standish", the pseudonym of the English novelist Digby George Gerahty (1898-1981).
It was originally intended to star the husband and wife team of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh (with Olivier in the Finch role). However Olivier was already committed to the project The Beggar's Opera (1953). Leigh was enthusiastic about the role and continued in her husband's absence, but she was forced to withdraw from production shortly after filming began in Colombo, Ceylon (now sri lanka), as a result of bipolar disorder. According to Leonard Maltin's annual Movie Guide book, Leigh can be seen in some long shots that were not re-filmed after Elizabeth Taylor replaced her. ” - lankalion
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo
Pre-teen jungle boy Mowgli gets to human world and is pursued by P.T.Barnum circus scout Harrison who wants to take him to circus as curiosity... (88 mins.)
“ he film opens with Mowgli being chased by two chimps sent by King Murphy. When Mowgli is breathless and can't run any further, his fiends, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Mowgli's wolf mother Raksha come to his defence. This scares off the banderlog.
One day, whilst by the river, Mowgli is chased off by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, who had killed the man cub's father. Mowgli ends up on a train track. When a train stops in front of Mowgli, he is spotted by Harrison, an explorer who works for a circus. He takes Mowgli onto the train. Mowgli escapes, however, with a small monkey named Timo. Harrison still wishes to capture Mowgli. To do this, he seeks out a wealthy man named Buldeo, who is, in fact, Mowgli's uncle. They team up with Timo's owner, Churchanda and Karait, who has Kaa the python as a pet.
Back at the jungle, Mowgli's family (the mother wolf and her cubs) learn that he has brought home a member of the banderlog family and turn against him. The banderlog kidnap Timo and Mowgli and Baloo tries to look for him, but Baloo is caged by the banderlog. The next day, the four men find Mowgli in the jungle and attempt to shoot him but fail. When he falls asleep in a tree, they use Kaa the python to tie him up and catch him in a net. They take him to their camp and put him in a cage. Shere Khan the tiger approaches their camp and Mowgli uses a stick with fire to scare him off and, in the process, escapes. Later, Buldeo finds him and attempts to kill him until Harrison arrives and puts Mowgli back in the cage. Mowgli howls for help and the next morning Baloo, who is now free, comes to his help. He gets the boy out and they escape.
They run off to Monkey City, where Mowgli encounters King Murphy.
film located on Kandy Mountain, Sri Lanka. ” - lankalion
Tarzan the Ape Man
While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other. (107 mins.)
“ James Parker is a hunter in Africa, searching for a mythical "white ape." He is joined by his estranged daughter, Jane, after her mother's death. They discover the "white ape" is actually Tarzan, an uncivilized white man raised by apes living in the jungle. James continues to pursue Tarzan with the purpose of capturing him, dead or alive, and bringing him back to England.
Realizing that James is on his trail, Tarzan kidnaps Jane. Jane and Tarzan become fascinated by each other. Jane is then kidnapped by natives who intend to make her a wife of the tribe leader, forcing Tarzan into action.
film location, bahirawa kanda(hill), kandy, sri lanka. ” - lankalion
Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery. (122 mins.)
“ Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, Frances McDormand as the brash Dr. Verstak, Pauline Collins as missionary Margaret Drummond (based on missionary Margaret Dryburgh), Julianna Margulies as American socialite Topsy Merritt, Jennifer Ehle as British doyenne and model Rosemary Leighton Jones, Cate Blanchett as Australian nurse Susan McCarthy and Elizabeth Spriggs as dowager Imogene Roberts.
The film examines and explores how, in times of adverse danger and suffering, people have the capacity to make it through by means of moral support and strength. The film highlights the atrocities of war. One example of this is the woman doused in petrol, then set alight. The film also effectively explores the control of the Sumatran society and the disregard for the sanctity of Red Cross services.
The story is based on the testimonies of Helen Colijn and Betty Jeffrey written in their books Song of Survival and White Coolies. It represents an alternative take on female imprisonment by the Japanese during World War II compared with BBC's dramatic offering from the early 1980s, Tenko.
some of the location defiantly on sri lanka but on IMDb movie detail never mention, ref. http://www.filmlocationservices.lk/ ” - lankalion
Farewell to the King
An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during... (117 mins.)
“ During World War II, American deserter Learoyd escapes a Japanese firing squad. Hiding himself in the wilds of Borneo, Learoyd is adopted by a head-hunting tribe of Dayaks, who consider him "divine" because of his blue eyes. Before long, Learoyd is the reigning king of the Dayaks. When British soldiers approach him to rejoin the war against the Japanese, Learoyd resists. When his own tribe is threatened by the invaders, however, the "king" deigns to fight for their rights.some of location on sri lanka ref. http://www.filmlocationservices.lk ” - lankalion
Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma... (100 mins.)
“ A distraught Laura Bowman travels to Burma with her sister after her son and husband are brutally murdered in a home invasion. There she discovers the brutal suppression of democracy under General Ne Win and receives her first glimpse of Aung San Suu Kyi, the embodiment of hope for a peaceful future in Burma.
When Laura loses her passport at a rally, she gets detained in Burma. While doing last minute sightseeing, she meets a former university professor and pro-democracy students, monks and others. This puts her on the junta's enemies list.
She spends most of the film evading soldiers while attempting to make her way out of the country with her group, which they eventually do. Laura, who is a doctor, decides to remain in Thailand treating refugees fleeing oppression. ref. http://www.filmlocationservices.lk ” - lankalion
Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite... (91 mins.)
“ Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo (Daniel Bernhardt). This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his mentor, teacher, and spiritual "father", when Sun (James Hong) is spitefully killed by crime boss Duvalier (John Rhys-Davies). In order to defeat Beast, destroy Duvalier, and avenge Sun's death, Alex turns to Leung (Pat Morita) to whom he was indebted in Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite. Leung directs him to the great shaman, Makato "the Judge", to whom Alex must turn for guidance. (The Judge is Sun's brother who developed his own technique variation of Sun's Iron Hand). The judge teaches him to fully channel the energy in his mind and body in order to rout the Beast in the Kumite.
filming location central province sri lanka. ” - lankalion
The Sleeping Dictionary
John Truscott goes to Borneo to work with the Iban. He reports to Henry Bullard, who gives him a "sleeping... (109 mins.)
“ All the locations for this production were found in Kuching; or within an hour's drive from the Sarawak state capital. The secondary location of the longhouse was specially constructed at great expense (RM125,000) at Batang Ai, about 15 minutes drive on the secondary road to the Hilton Batang Ai Resort (where the film cast and crew were based for 10 days).
Kuching locations included the Matang Recreation Park; Buntal fishing village and many smaller villages and country homesteads.
lagoon and some Buddhist ancient ruin and country side location in sri lanka. ref. http://www.filmlocationservices.lk
The local crew and cast numbered up to 600 on certain days, for a few crowd scenes. ” - lankalion
The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. (117 mins.)
“ Mehta had originally intended to direct Water in February 2000, with the actors Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das and Akshay Kumar. Her earlier film, Fire, however, had previously attracted hostility from the right-wing elements of the Indian polity, which objected to her subject matter and portrayal of conservative households in a negative light. Protestors organized protests and attacks on cinemas that screened that film. The day before filming of Water was due to begin, the crew was informed that there were complications with their location permits for filming. The following day, they learned that 2,000 protesters had stormed the ghats, destroying and burning the main film set and throwing the remnants into the Ganges in protest of what ultimately were revealed to be false accusations regarding the subject matter of the film.
The resulting tensions and economic setbacks led to several years of struggle as Mehta was eventually forced to film Water in Sri Lanka, rather than in India. Finally Mehta was able to make the film, but with a new cast and under a false title (River Moon) in 2003. The struggle to make the film was detailed by Mehta's daughter, Devyani Saltzman, in a non-fiction book, Shooting Water: A Mother-Daughter Journey and the Making of the Film. ” - lankalion
When the Camera breaks down deep in the jungle, resulting in a four-day delay, the 9-member cast and crew of a Bollywood movie... (130 mins.)
“ Taran Adarsh gave this movie a rating of 3/5 saying "Ramgopal Varma thinks differently. This time too, the maverick film-maker defies the stereotype and takes to the dense forests of Sri Lanka to meet an 'unknown' force" and explains further "But let's clear the misconception at the very start. Agyaat is no supernatural thriller (like Phoonk) or a horror fest (like Bhoot). This one's more of an adventure thriller that doesn't scare you at all, but makes you a participant in a pulse-pounding journey'' ” - lankalion
“ A terrorist. A soldier. A journey.
Sri Lanka's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. ” - lankalion
A Peck on the Cheek
A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists. (123 mins.)
“ Kannathil Muthamittal (English: A Peck on the Cheek; Tamil: கன்னத்தில் முத்தமிட்டால்) is a critically-acclaimed 2002 Tamil Indian feature film directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars P. S. Keerthana, R. Madhavan, Simran Bagga, Nandita Das, Pasupathy, J. D. Chakravarthy and Prakash Raj. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman. The film's title is a famous phrase from a poem written by Subramanya Bharathi, which literally means a peck on the cheek. Mani Ratnam presents a glimpse of the Island of Sri Lanka at civil war, through the eyes of a child of Sri Lankan Tamil parentage, who desires to meet her biological mother.
The film premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, and was selected as India's official entry to the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. It also received a strong reception when screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2003. The film went on to win six Filmfare Awards South, six National Film Awards, and Best Film awards at six international film festivals. Film was also released in Telugu in the name "Amrutha" ” - lankalion
The Mountain of the Cannibal God
A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle. (99 mins.)
“ The Mountain of the Cannibal God (Italian title: La montagna del dio cannibale) is an Italian cult movie starring Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach with English dialogue. The film was also widely released as Slave of the Cannibal God and released in the UK as Prisoner of the Cannibal God. The film was banned in the UK until 2001 for its graphic violence and considered a "video nasty". filming location central province sri lanka. ” - lankalion
A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals. (92 mins.)
“ Mangiati vivi!, also known by its English title Eaten Alive!, is an Italian cannibal-rape film, directed by Umberto Lenzi, released in 1980. Alternative titles for the movie, include "The Emerald Jungle" and "Eaten Alive by Cannibals". It stars Robert Kerman, Janet Agren and Me Me Lai. In secondary roles, it stars Franco Fantasia, Mel Ferrer and Ivan Rassimov. It is one of the most notorious cannibal films, after Cannibal Ferox and Cannibal Holocaust. The film features scenes of graphic nudity, castration, rape, beheading, animal abuse and impalement. While the whole genre is defined by these elements, this film goes significantly above and beyond the formula. Most of the violent scenes from the film have been lifted from other movies in the genre (like the scene where a python swallows a live monkey, lifted from The Mountain of the Cannibal God), even from Lenzi's other cannibal film Man From Deep River. It was released on DVD by Shriek Show. It is regarded as equal to Cannibal Ferox by the director, who says Cannibal Ferox did well at the box office. The story is loosely based on the Jonestown Massacre of 1978. ” - lankalion
Never So Few
During WW2, the American O.S.S. mounts covert operations against the Japanese army in the jungles of Burma. (125 mins.)
“ Shot on location in Burma, Thailand and Ceylon (now sri lanka), the film follows Captain Tom Reynolds (Sinatra) and his fellow OSS operatives, Captain Grey Travis (Lawford) and Corporal Bill Ringa (McQueen), leading Kachin natives in fighting the Japanese in Burma in World War II despite a lack of support from their commanders. ” - lankalion
The Mating Urge
An exploitation pot-boiler, posing as an anthropology art-film, and supposedly filmed by seventeen different cameraman in Africa... (73 mins.)
“ film locations Africa
Vanuatu ” - lankalion
Due to the respects he has for his subjects; Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh rules over his region with fairness... (168 mins.)
“ Sooryavansham is a 1999 Bollywood movie starring Amitabh Bachchan in a dual role, Soundarya, Rachana Banerjee, Anupam Kher and Kader Khan. Although the film was a box office flop critics hailed Amitabh Bachchan's performance as his best ever since his comeback in 1997. It is the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Suryavamsam, starring Sarath Kumar and Devayani. ” - lankalion
Outpost in Malaya
The marriage of rubber-plantation owner Jim Frazer and his wife, Liz, which has survived many disasters... (91 mins.)
“ The Planter's Wife is a 1952 film directed by Ken Annakin, and starring Claudette Colbert and Jack Hawkins. The film was retitled Outpost in Malaya in the USA.
film location sri lanka. ” - lankalion
Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life... (82 mins.)
“ The Beachcomber is a 1954 British comedy drama film directed by Muriel Box starring Donald Sinden, Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Paul Rogers, Donald Pleasence and Michael Hordern. The film is based on the story The Vessel of Wrath by W. Somerset Maugham and was adapted by Sydney Box. It was the second screen adaptation of the book following the 1938 film Vessel of Wrath. The film was shot in Ceylon (now sri lanka). ” - lankalion
East of Elephant Rock
In 1948, a new British governor takes over a Far Eastern colony after his predecessor is murdered by terrorists. (93 mins.)
“ the film was shot in Ceylon (now sri lanka). ” - lankalion
A detailed account of the techniques and mechanics of prostitution - Meyer is a philosophy student who supplements her grant... (98 mins.)
“ Filming Locations: Gangodawila Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Paris, France. ” - lankalion
Filmed in Sri Lanka FROM DUST is a cinematic expose that takes an incisive look at a government's response to a natural disaster... (70 mins.)
“ Filming Locations: South West Coast, Sri Lanka. ” - lankalion
“ some of location in sri lanka. ” - lankalion
The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck
A drunken, down-on-his-luck adventurer is hired by a wealthy man and his beautiful wife to take them on a hunting expedition in the jungle... (88 mins.)
“ film shot in sri lanka. ” - lankalion
Ghosts Can't Do It
Elderly Scott kills himself after a heart attack wrecks his body, but then comes back as a ghost and convinces his loving young hot wife Kate to pick and kill a young man in order for Scott to possess his body and be with her again. (90 mins.)
“ Ghosts Can't Do It is a 1990 film starring Bo Derek and Anthony Quinn, directed by John Derek.
It was awarded Razzie Awards for worst picture (Tied with The Adventures of Ford Fairlane), worst actress (Bo Derek), worst director and worst supporting actor (Donald Trump who appears only in a small cameo). It was also nominated in five other categories. ” - lankalion
The Purple Plain
After losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air raid, bomber pilot Forrester becomes a solitary killing machine... (97 mins.)
“ Filming Locations: Elephant Pass, Sigiriya Rock, Sri Lanka. ” - lankalion
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor
A story of Mother Teresa, beginning in Calcutta, India, where she faces adversity from every direction and where she lays the foundation for her crusade to help the poorest of the poor. (95 mins.)
“ Filming Locations: Colombo, Sri Lanka. ” - lankalion
Kommissar X - Drei gelbe Katzen
(1967) Tony Kendall, Brad Harris. Two Yanks are hired to protect a rich lady from a sinister underworld group... (95 mins.)
“ Filming Locations: Katukurunda airfield, Sri Lanka. ” - lankalion
Outcast of the Islands
A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post. (102 mins.)
“ Outcast of the Islands is a 1952 film directed by Carol Reed based on by Joseph Conrad's novel An Outcast of the Islands. The film features Robert Morley, Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, and Wendy Hiller. ” - lankalion
“ The God King is a 1975 Sri Lankan historical film directed by Lester James Peries. The film is based on the historical clash between brothers Kasyapa and Moggalana on Sigiriya Rock.
Jewish producer Dimitri de Grunwald financed the epic film as a dual project between England and Sri Lanka. He provided the three main actors, the script, the assistant director, the production Manager, makeup artist and money while the task of making the film was given to the Sri Lankans. ” - lankalion
“ The Song of Ceylon is a 1934 British documentary film directed by Basil Wright and produced by John Grierson for the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board.
The film was shot on location in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the start of 1934 and completed at the GPO film studios in Blackheath London.
Digitized versions of the film are available to watch online on youtube and via the Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire website. See the links below.
The youtube version is low quality in comparison to the version on the Colonial Film site.
A DVD version of the film is available from the British Film Institute as part of their award winning GPO DVD series. ” - lankalion
When his father dies, Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds) is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly) in Canada... (103 mins.)
“ Ordinary Magic is a 1993 Canadian film about a boy who is raised in India by his father. The story is based on a novel by Malcolm Bosse. ” - lankalion
“ Der Stein des Todes is a 1987 German-Sri-Lankan action film director by Franz Josef Gottlieb and starring Albert Fortell, Heather Thomas, Birte Berg and Elke Sommer. While in Sri Lanka attending the Esala Perahera festival, a man's girlfriend goes missing and is later found dead of a drug overdose. He then sets about going after the criminals who killed her. It was also released as Perahera, Death Stone and Jungle Fire. ” - lankalion
Set in Thailand and India, a case of mistaken identity leads to love; and a man and his family concoct a grand scheme to win over the hearts of a woman and her greedy conniving uncles. (145 mins.)
“ Ready is a 2011 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee, starring Salman Khan and Asin in the lead roles. It also features Paresh Rawal, Arya Babbar and Mahesh Manjrekar in supporting roles, while Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan Kangana Ranaut, Zarine Khan and Arbaaz Khan make cameo appearances. The film is a remake of the 2008 Telugu film, Ready directed by Sreenu Vaitla starring Ram and Genelia. The music is given by Pritam. The first look of the film was unveiled on 5 April 2011, while the theatrical trailer was released on 15 April 2011. The film was released on 3 June 2011. Upon release, Ready became the second highest opening day grosser, as well as the second highest weekend grossing Bollywood film, after Dabangg, another Salman Khan-starrer. It also held records for the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011 and the third highest grossing Bollywood film ever domestically. As of 2012, the film is the eight highest grossing Bollywood film ever worldwide. ” - lankalion
The Great Alligator
Tourists on a tropical island anger an island god, who turns himself into a giant alligator and stalks them. (90 mins.)
Two bickering mercenaries are hired by the CIA to overthrow a South East Asian dictator. (101 mins.)
“ Fifty/Fifty is a 1992 film directed by Charles Martin Smith. ” - lankalion
A Common Man
A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released. (86 mins.)
“ A Common Man is an upcoming psychological thriller film starring Oscar Award winner Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross and directed by Sri Lankan film maker Chandran Rutnam.
The story is adapted from a concept that has been done before (in the movie A Wednesday!), but Rutnam has taken that concept and turned it around into a highly suspenseful thriller. ” - lankalion
This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life... (85 mins.)
Inteqam: The Perfect Game
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Uday Dhirendra Thakur, is a rogue cop, known for his relentlessness in pursuing criminals... (127 mins.)
Three female models are unwittingly thrown into the Bombay underworld when they accidentally stop a diamond delivery to the Middle East. (100 mins.)
“ Boom (Hindi: बूम) is a Bollywood film that was released on 19 September 2003. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover, Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre Zeenat Aman and Katrina Kaif. The film is directed by Kaizad Gustad and produced by Jackie Shroff's wife, Ayesha Shroff. It explores the involvement of the fashion world with underworld crime.
The film was later described as a "soft-porn venture masquerading as clever, outside-the-box cinema". ” - lankalion
Die Männer der Emden
When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey. (180 mins.)
Re-Entry: Grey Zone
In 2010, An unidentifiable life form began to appear in the central region of America. This phenomenon... (100 mins.)
Tim Devon was born out of wedlock and that his mother never told his father about him. Overwhelmed,... (113 mins.)
An over confident cricketer who ruins his career must prove his worth by starting all over again (160 mins.)
“ Victory is a 2009 Indian cricket-based sports film starring Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao and Anupam Kher. It is Harman Baweja's second release after his debut film Love Story 2050, which performed very badly at the box office. The movie was filmed in Australia and India, and is said to be one of Bollywood's most expensive movies to date.[not in citation given] Victory tells the story of a struggling cricketer who defies all odds to realize an almost impossible dream. ” - lankalion
“ A Dangerous Life is a 1988 English-language Australian film about the final years of the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos' rule, from the assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983 to the People Power EDSA Revolution in 1986 that ousted Marcos. The film focuses on American TV journalist Tony O'Neil (Gary Busey), who finds himself in the middle of key events that lead to the downfall of the Marcos regime. Originally airing on television as a mini-series that ran for a total of six hours, the film was edited to 162 minutes for the home video release.
The film was shot on location in Sri Lanka, mostly due to hostilities the producers experienced in Manila while filming The Year of Living Dangerously in 1982. ” - lankalion
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
Captures the exciting movement of Spiritual Activism that is exploding around the planet, and the powerful personalities who are igniting it. (90 mins.)
“ Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action is a 2008 documentary film written and directed by Velcrow Ripper that focuses on Spiritual Activism. Fueled by the belief that “another world” is possible, Ripper explores the stories of people who have turned to spiritual activism as a means to cope with personal and global crises. The film contains interviews from Daryl Hannah, Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond Tutu, Julia Butterfly Hill, Van Jones, Alice Walker, Joanna Macy, Noah Levine and John Lewis. Others featured include Michael Beckwith, Sera Beak, Ralph Nader among many others such as the original inspiration for the film, Brad Will.
The film is produced by the Fiercelight Films Inc. and the National Film Board of Canada and is distributed by Alive Mind. The United Kingdom distributor is Dogwoof Pictures. ” - lankalion
good of good or badly add or know nothing (125 mins.)
“ Flying Fish (Sinhala: Igillena Maluwo) is a 2011 anthology film directed by Sri Lankan filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. The film was produced with the financial support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The film made its world premiere on January 28, 2011, as part of the Rotterdam festival's Tiger Awards Competition. The film had its North American premiere at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival on June 7, 2011, as an entry in the New Directors' Competition. The film has been noted for its political value, beautiful cinematography, long takes, and shocking violence.
The film draws on stories from the director's life in his hometown of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, where the film was shot. ” - lankalion
A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation. (146 mins.)
“ Midnight's Children is an upcoming film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel of the same name. Written and directed by Deepa Mehta, the film features an ensemble cast of Shriya Saran, Satya Bhabha, Siddharth Narayan, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rahul Bose, Anita Majumdar and Darsheel Safary. It is scheduled to release in late 2012.
The film began principal photography in Colombo, Sri Lanka in February 2011 and wrapped in May 2011. Shooting was kept a secret as Mehta feared protests by Islamic fundamentalist groups. ” - lankalion
Wretches & Jabberers
In 'Wretches & Jabberers and Stories from the Road', two men with autism embark on a global quest to... (90 mins.)
“ Wretches & Jabberers is a documentary film directed by Gerardine Wurzburg. The film was produced by Douglas Biklen and Gerardine Wurzburg and is about two men with autism who embark on a global journey, helping others with autism to break through their isolation. The film opened theatrically on July 30th, 2010 in New York and California. ” - lankalion
(2003 TV Movie)
Mother Teresa - the movie: the inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one... (180 mins.)
“ Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a 2003 biographical television film based on the life of Mother Teresa, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity religious order. The film stars Olivia Hussey in the title role and received a CAMIE award in 2007. The film was originally produced as the Italian television miniseries Madre Teresa. ” - lankalion