This is another highly entertaining and creative production by the talented and versatile new generation film maker Udayakantha Warnasuriya, for whom entertainment value is a top priority. Bahubuthayo is a fascinating story of the hilarious experiences of two young journalists Bunty (Rodney Warnakula) and Lanti (Mahendra Perera), who go out on an assignment to the Southern village of Kirindiwela (according to legend, the abode of evil spirits in ancient times), to write a feature on devil dancing and exorcist rituals, for a travel publication.
While spending their first night in the jungle home of a village elder named Elaris, Bunty and Lanti are presently surprised to encounter a pretty young woman, Tikiri, who Elaris tells them is his domestic helper. When Bunty and Lanti set out the next morning they suddenly find Tikiri following them. When all their efforts to send her back home fail; the desperate young men explain their plight to the Chief Priest of the village temple, who informes them that Tikiri is in fact an evil spirit which posed off as a human being and who had been charmed by Elaris to live with him as his help maid. The shocked journalists plead with the Chief Priest to save them from this ‘woman’. Eventually Bunty and Lanti return to Colombo believing that their traumatic experience has ended, but in fact it has only begun. Tikiri continues to haunt them, and their efforts to get rid of her all go to make ‘Bahubuthayo’ an entertaining and hilarious comedy, which you will thoroughly enjoy.
Director Udayakantha Warnasuriya
Producer Deepa Fernando, Udayakantha Warnasuriya
Cast Rodney Warnakula, Mahendra Perera
Duration 108 minutes