In Sri Lanka, watching television series is one of lifestyle adopted by general public especially housewives and teens. There’s a lot of interesting Sri Lankan teledramas after all so it is not surprising if public get addicted to certain drama. One of the most successful television drama in Sri Lanka is Koombiyo. It was as crime thriller teledrama with interesting story lines and of course great actors and actress. This drama has cause such a ruckus amongst audience because its interesting plot. Everything related to this teledrama has gone viral and hot issues.
That shows how audience love this TV series so much. The story line itself is quite simple. It tells the story of a male protagonist with his loyal friend. They try to make a living in the real world. In general story line, it resembles American TV show called Burn Notice. The difference is Koombiyo is more natural and practical not as dramatic as the one in American TV.
Of course, there are many points to cause this huge success. Here are some of the reasons:
The first thing that has drawn a lot of attention of this Sri Lankan teledrama is the logic behind the story line. Every little detail is not questionable. For example, the cast in the story owns an iPhone, and of course it resulted her not to be able to pay her rent. In many television dramas, poor protagonist always has the latest smartphone and it doesn’t flow naturally with the logic which cause audiences to questions many things.
Another interesting point of this drama is the natural setting. This story is taken in Colombo. The setting for this drama is very similar to what Colombo looks like in real life. There is no exaggerated background settings or colorful landscape. The Colombo is more into dull and dusty streets, along with stressed looking people trying to make a fulfilled income. Thus, the audience can relate easily to the location and setting especially those who have been there or are currently in.
The characters in this Sri Lankan teledrama really did a good job in showing the emotion through the story line. Their acting skills are authentic which make people believe that they don’t act but live in it. Even sarcastic jokes are well delivered by the casts in natural ways which make audience enable to comprehend. No wonder this teledrama has IMDb rating almost over 9.