Gajaman by Camillus Perera can be considered as one of the most brilliant exotic creations of Sri Lanka, known by many in the seventies decade, which is a famous and an influential cartoon. This cartoon character had an immense impact on the society through his expressive nature as a newspaper cartoon and is now brought closer to the hearts of his fans using the unique ‘motion capture’ technology. The movie will be a magnificent creation to the ones who are very excited to witness its 3D encounter, which will be remarked as the first ever three dimensional (3D) animation movie in Sri Lanka, using the motion capture technology. It is planned to be released under the title, ‘Gajaman’.
This movie ‘Gajaman’ includes Perera’s most vibrant cartoon characters of that time, to make the experience much more significant to theatres around the country.
The animated movie is directed by Chanaka Perera, who is a professional 3D animator involved in the information technology and advertising industries. He studied at St. Peter’s College and later obtained his degree in multimedia from Swinburne University, Australia.
The movie trailer was recently released at a press conference held at the National Cinematic Corporation theatre, marking a significant milestone in the history of the country as well as the industry.
Background of the production of Gajaman
The underlying concept of ‘motion capture’ is used to direct the movements of the animated characters by capturing movements of real actors, through various modes of sensory equipment and software, giving them the most unique and realistic movements on screen. The cast for motion capture stars Dasun Pathirana, Chamara Priyadarshana, Kasuni, Pradeep, Tiran, and Sharada. The voice-over for Gajaman’s two lead roles are by the most influential local comedians of this era ‘Chooty Malli’ and ‘Podi Malli’ played by Suneth Chitrananda and Gaminda Priyaviraj, who also wrote the exciting script and storyline of the movie. Rashi Prabodha, Yureni Noshika, and Sunil Perera also involved in voicing characters of the movie.
The movie is produced by ‘Studio 101’ and is estimated to have a cost of over 75 million rupees since its production.
Sneak Peek on the story
‘Gajaman’ is a popular individual in his rural village who is the right-hand man of the top village politician ‘Magodis Thuma’ and carries out all the important work of Magodis Thuma to the letter – coordinating election campaigns, being his boss’ eyes and ears around the village and even extorting bribes.
The plot changes when Gajaman falls in love with Magodis Thuma’s beautiful daughter ‘Padmi’, who has been pursuing higher studies in the USA and decides to return to the village after several years, together with her best friend ‘Sweety’. This begins when Magodis Thuma entrusts Gajaman with the important task of picking them up from the airport. His situation is not helped by the fact that her Sinhala is understandably not the best while he has no clue about English. The movie flows with the attempts made by Gajaman to impress her. The news of Gajaman’s infatuation for his daughter reaches Magodis Thuma and he is infuriated.
The fans will get to experience an unexpected turn of events, which presents Gajaman with the opportunity to turn his luck around and get his life back on track.
We hope this will be a tremendous tribute to the great Sri Lankan cartoonist, Camillus Perera.
Source From techwire
Author: Lochitha Adikari
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