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“Akasa Kusum” (Flowers of the Sky) is a 2008 Sri Lankan drama film directed by . The movie stars , , and Hemasiri Liyanage in leading roles.

Synopsis:

“Akasa Kusum” is a story about a middle-aged woman named Daisy (), who is struggling to come to terms with her past. Daisy is a former actress who was once a popular icon in the Sri Lankan film industry. However, her life takes a turn when she becomes a victim of political turmoil in Sri Lanka, and her husband is killed by rebels. She is left to raise her son alone and finds work as a housemaid. The film depicts her journey of self-discovery and her quest to find inner peace.

Review:

“Akasa Kusum” received positive reviews from critics, who praised the film's powerful storytelling and nuanced performances. The movie was described as a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the impact of political upheaval on ordinary people's lives. 's performance as Daisy was particularly lauded, with critics noting her ability to convey the character's pain and resilience with subtlety and depth. The film's direction and cinematography were also praised, with the use of flashbacks and dream sequences adding layers to the story.

Awards:

The movie won several awards, including the Best Film Award at the Singapore International Film Festival and the NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. It was also Sri Lanka's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 82nd Academy Awards. won the Best Actress award at the Signis Awards and the OCIC Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival. Hemasiri Liyanage won the Best Supporting Actor award at the same event.

 
Directed by
Produced by H.D. Premasiri

A. Sreekar Prasad
Written by
Starring ,
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,
Music by Lakshman Joseph de Saram
Cinematography M.D Mahindapala
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Production
companies
Prasad Color Lab, Chennai
Release date September 2008 Pusan
21 August 2009 Sri Lanka
Running time 90 minutes
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhala

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