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Original name: Paradise
English name: Paradise
Year: 2023
Run time: 93 Min
Language: English, Sinhala, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: India, Sri Lanka
Director: Prasanna Vithanage
Producers: Anto Chittilappilly
Roshan Mathew, Darshana Rajendran, Mahendra Perera, Shyam Fernando
Screenplay: Prasanna Vithanage, Anushka Senanayake
Cinematographer: Rajiv Ravi
Editor: A Sreekar Prasad
Sound Designer: Tapas Nayak
Music Composer: k
Production Company: Newton Cinema
World Sales: Prasanna Vithanage


  • Busan IFF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023
  • IFF Kerala 2023
  • Dharamsala IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 1992 Ice On Fire
  • 1997 Death on a Full Moon
  • 2003 August Sun
  • 2008 Flowers of the Sky
  • 2012 With You, Without You
  • 2019 Children of the Sun

Director's Biography:

Prasanna Vithanage

Prasanna Vithanage is a Sri Lankan filmmaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in Sri Lanka, known for his thought-provoking films that often deal with social, political, and cultural issues. His films have received numerous awards and accolades, both locally and internationally. Prasanna is the only five-times NETPAC award winner ever. Over the course of more than 25 years in the film industry, he has addressed social and political issues and garnered 17 awards for his debut feature Ice on Fire (1992). The director’s notable works include Death on a Full Moon (1997); August Sun (2003); Flowers of the Sky (2008); With You, Without You (2012); Children of the Sun (2019).


Eager to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, Amritha, a video blogger, and her husband Kesav, a film producer, arrive in Sri Lanka from Mumbai to experience a mystical tour of historical places. When three masked men enter their hill country bungalow and steal their mobile phones, laptops, and Amritha’s camera, the couple seeks aid from the local police and reports the theft to Sergeant Bandara. Pressured to catch the culprits, Sergeant Bandara produces three unemployed men as suspects. Kesav identifies them as the culprits. One of the men collapses at the police station. The injured man is sent to hospital and dies while receiving treatment in the ICU. The arrests fail to recover their stolen goods, leaving Kesav and Amritha confined to their bungalow. Amritha finds solace in the beautiful surroundings; however Kesav grows increasingly frustrated as he is unable to proceed with his work. The difference in their attitudes creates a deep chasm in their marriage.