Ranminithenna Tele-Cinema Village
A Production Site for the Silver Screen
One of the best ways to understand the local pop culture is by looking at the film industry of a particular country, and the part of Sri Lanka’s popular culture can be seen in the Ranminithenna Tele-Cinema Village. The village has been a production site for many local TV series and movies. What makes this village a unique production sight is due to the many structures within it. Most of the structures are built to resemble colonial Bombay, as it was used to film the Bollywood hit, Bombay Velvet. Some of the structures and props were used in filming ‘Yasodhara’, which gained critical acclaim locally and internationally.
Home to Uncanny Replicas of Iconic Landmarks
Apart from the structures that resemble colonial Bombay, the village also comprises some other interesting sets that resemble some iconic attractions elsewhere in the island. Such buildings are the Cargills Millers building, the Queen’s Hotel in Kandy, and even the Nippon Hotel in Colombo. Although still in its development phase, the tele-cinema village is quickly becoming a place for many local filmmakers to make a name for themselves, as the production set has all the facilities. Any visitor who comes to this village is guaranteed to gain valuable knowledge on how the local film industry operates, how it has developed over the years, and how it might be in the very near future.