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Flowers of the Sky (2008)

Akasa Kusum (original title)
A Silver screen idol of yesteryear a faded star today. In the web of a scandal the limelight is all her again. A long forgotten secret resurfaces making her undertake the most painful journey ever.

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Prasanna Vithanage
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Credited cast:
Mohamed Adamaly ... Bunty's Husband
Dayadewa Edirisinghe Dayadewa Edirisinghe ... Police Inspector
Dilhani Ekanayake Dilhani Ekanayake ... Shalika
Kaushalaya Fernando Kaushalaya Fernando ... Mallika
Malini Fonseka Malini Fonseka ... Sandya Rani
Samanalee Fonseka Samanalee Fonseka ... Bunty
Sanduni Fonseka Sanduni Fonseka ... Teenage Sandhya Rani
Nimmi Harasgama ... Priya
Thusitha Laknath Thusitha Laknath
Suraj Mapa Suraj Mapa
Nirosha Perera Nirosha Perera ... TV presenter
Jayani Senanayake Jayani Senanayake ... Leela
Upeksha Swarnamali Upeksha Swarnamali ... Film actress
Kumara Thirimadura Kumara Thirimadura ... Karaoke client
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Faded film star Sandhya Rani unexpectedly sees her profile rise again when she is embroiled controversy. As a media-crazy nation draws her into its net, she is confronted with a changed, compromised industry - more commercialized, media savvy and value-less. As she faces her new found frame, Sandhya comes to confront her darkest demons - and also herself. Written by Prasanna Vithanage

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A mother's Journey in search of her daughter whom she has never met.

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A film of bitter sweet memories.
11 September 2009 | by asianfilm2001See all my reviews

Having seen all of Prassana Vithanege's films, Akasa Kusum, or Flowers in the Sky, is a distinct departure from his usual narrative style. In Akasa, Vithanega shuns the political slant he has taken in almost all his previous creations, and goes for more of the social aspects of the entertainment industry in Colombo. The film deals with the sordid underbelly of Colombo nightlife and the fickleness of the TV industry, namely the very popular teledrama scene. Both of which Vithanege paints in a very negative light. There are allot of tongue-in-cheek digs at the tele industry that would have caused quite a stir in the small screen world in SL.

Acting by the great legend Malini Fonseca is superb. You never can tell when she is acting, or actually living her past, her skills are so good. Nimmi Harasgama was also quite good, some accused her of over acting, and some said the opposite. But overall, she was intense.

The photography and music score were done by the famous M.D. Mahindapala, and the music score by Lakshman Joseph De Saram. Both fit the film perfectly adding beauty and atmosphere.


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Country:

Sri Lanka

Language:

Sinhalese

Release Date:

5 October 2008 (South Korea) See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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