Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage.
In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sri Lanka, was troubled by power-hungry forces from within and from outside. A severe drought assailed the land for twelve unbroken years. Monks who perpetuated Buddha’s word by oral tradition, could not survive.
The monks were troubled both by the enemy and the famine. In the dark days, the loyal subjects protected their King. Enemy leaders killed each other for power and wealth. Well armed, the King dealt a deadly blow and regained the rule. In peace and prosperity, the monks facing the challenge wrote down the oral tradition. The Buddha’s compassionate teaching became an irreducible component of the whole of human culture.
Main Crew Behind the Camera...
Producer: Thusitha Wijayasena
Scriptwriter & Consultant Director: Saman Weeraman
Director: Chathra Weeraman
Co-Director: Baratha Gihan Hettiarachchi
Director of Photography: Prabath Roshan
2nd Unit DOP: Suresh Dhammika
Music Director: Milinda Tennakone
1st Assistant Director: Dhanushka Jayawardana
2nd Asst. Director: Eranda Jayawardana
3rd Asst. Director: Tharindu Ilankoon
Art Director: Sunil Wijeyrathne
Prop Master: Ajith Hathwella
Costume Designer: Kumara Karaudeniya
Make-up, Hair & SFX Artist: Jayantha Ranawaka
Stunt Coordinators: Sadun Fernando & Sumudhu Amalka
Art Consultant: Buddhika Senadipathi
Concept Artists: Pulasthi Ediriweera & Aruna Keerthi Gamage
Editor: Shan Alwis
Sound Designer: Sasika Ruwan
Visual Effects: Autumn Lane Studio
Visual Effects Assistant: Shehan Obeysekara
Production Executive: Kanishka Wickramathilake
Production Managers: Harold Karunathilake & Keerthi Ratnayake