Sinhala Film Selvam wins awards in Malaysia

The film Selvam directed by Sanjaya Leelarathne has won two awards at the Kuala Lumpur Film Festival in Malaysia. It has got the awards for the best Asian film for the year 2011 and the award for the Best Upcoming Director.

The film Selvam was presented to the Kuala Lumpur U.D.C Film Festival as the maiden effort of Sanjaya Leelarathne. Selvam is a story of a selfless hero in uniform who continues hi battle of breaking the racial barriers once he won the war.

Selvam in Tamil means prosperity. According to Director Sanjaya, what Sri Lanka now wants is prosperity having undergone three decades of a bloody war and therefore the title Selvam was selected. The film has been based on the atrocities endured by the Sri Lankans due to tiger terrorism. A specialty in the film is using true scenes of people affected by the terrorist war.

Mohammed Mujaideen has produced this film while Rohana Weerasinghe is the Music Director. (niz+)


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