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90 per cent local films `Adults Only`
Sunday, 26 February 2006 - 6:00 AM SL Time

Nearly 90 per cent of films screened locally bear the `adults only` tag and it is vital that public opinion is sought in this regard, Chairman National Film Corporation (NFC) Attorney-at-law Asoka Serasinghe said .

He was addressing a press conference at the NFC on Tuesday.

`There are some complaints against the Corporation for not screening more Tamil films here when compared with Sinhala films. We will take steps in the future to screen South Indian Tamil films here as soon as they are released in India,` he said. The NFC chief also stressed the importance of obtaining international aid for developing the Sri Lankan Cinema. `However, it is sad to note that funds are donated to individual persons or NGOs in this regard,` he said.

As a preliminary step the NFC is expected to hold talks with France and Japan to obtain some assistance for the local film industry.

The Corporation has already signed agreements with India for co-productions between the two countries. Some of the main programmes scheduled by the Corporation for 2006 are as follows;

Launching of Cinema artistes film directory - 2006 Organising a friendly cricket match between the film artistes and the technical artistes

` Sinesara`, a musical programme at the BMICH on September 1 presented by school children of Royal College, Colombo, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Visakha Vidyalaya, Musaeus College and D.S. Senanayake Vidyalaya in aid of the film artists` insurance programme.

Commemorating the Universal Children`s day which falls on October 1, the NFC will hold a children`s film festival at Cine Cita hall in Nuwara Eliya. Children`s films from Iran, Canada, U.K. Bangladesh, India, China, Japan, France, Korea and Germany will be represented at this festival.

The Tamil unit of the Corporation has organised a Tamil Children`s film festival from March 11 to 13 in Cine Cita, Nuwara Eliya and in Colombo from June 14 to 17. A short film competition along with an essay competition on cinema for school children is also planned.


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AnuD
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26 Feb 2006 01:59:38 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Sri Lankan movies are now useless.

Some directors sell their wives nudity in the name of arts just for money.

That is just phonography. They are just cheating themslves.
DrAkai
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26 Feb 2006 02:07:36 GMT  Report for Abuse   
AnuD,

I agree with you. I think the film industry relies heavily on trash films that brings plenty of money but no insight in it. Its a pity very few classical films have to fight with plenty of garbage which are often tagged with 'Adults Only' not because of intimacy but to lure youngsters to have short time at schools to watch the crap. Disastrous!!
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26 Feb 2006 06:25:25 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Guys,

Don't you know the concern of the learned PM? The sinhala race is dropping in number and their libido too is dropping. So these movies are especially imported by PM to stimulate the folks to be intimacyually active to improve the head count. AnuD, don't be anti sinhalese man, we want the guys for the army and temples and also guys to take up portfolios.
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26 Feb 2006 07:19:55 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Thats a good one NADA
KURAL
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26 Feb 2006 13:35:40 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Deleted, thanks magha.
Edited By - KURAL - 28 Feb 2006 11:11:26 GMT
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26 Feb 2006 14:44:53 GMT  Report for Abuse   
I always liked adams only films. But the problem is most of them are ''cealy kapala'' or ''thundu vetti''.

Once I was told a story by a colleague: he was traveling in the bus in Galle road. There was a western white person in the bus. The bus was passing through Savoy and they were screening Basic Instinct. There was a long queue extending over the bridge and almost near the temple for tickets.

This white man said ''I did not realise Micheal Douglas was famous here as well''
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26 Feb 2006 14:45:24 GMT  Report for Abuse   
What is wrong in producing adults only films, All most all English film are adults only. If there is an audience to watch that and if it is financially successful I cant find any thing wrong in it. Adults only films are much better than just boring conventional family movies...
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26 Feb 2006 15:47:31 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Podda,

Its not about making Adults only films, they don't contain adult material as rightly for the folks to learn anything instead its just wasting time and money.

The western Adult films have contents in them not hotch potch. There is a difference in watching an adults only film and just named adults only to get money out of it. The problem in Sri Lanka is too much of the latter type films that are aimed to make quick buck not nothing useful to learn in it.
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26 Feb 2006 17:17:44 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Nothing wrong with adults only movies. It is just another category. But the problem is can we enjoy these movies? Look at the horrible actress. Once you see those low quality adult movies, regret whole life.

MaradanKadawala Some from Sri Lanka
Edited By - MaKaSo - 26 Feb 2006 17:46:31 GMT
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26 Feb 2006 18:08:06 GMT  Report for Abuse   
MaKaSo,

Maradankadawala Some, You remind me of Maradankadawala Yakadaya of Gamini Fonseka.

I think a few years ago I happened to have watched one of those low budget Adults only films starred by Sumana Gomes. That was an absolute disgrace, no spark just full of boredom and rubbish as you say.

I felt very sorry for watching that. So why not these guys do some proper decent Adults only films to make adult issues correct, it would be really good for our ailing society that lacks with adult communication.
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