Akasa Kusum (ආකාස කුසුම්; lit. ’Flowers of the Sky’) is a 2008 Sri Lankan Sinhala drama film directed by Prasanna Vithanage and co-produced by H.D. Premasiri, Prasanna Vithanage, and A. Sreekar Prasad for Sarasavi Cineroo Films. It stars Malini Fonseka and Nimmi Harasgama in lead roles along with Dilhani Ekanayake and Kaushalya Fernando. Music composed by Lakshman Joseph de Saram.
Filming starts on 23 December 2007 in Colombo. It received a world premiere at the Pusan International Film Festival in October 2008, and won numerous awards at various other festivals.
The film was released in Sri Lanka on 21 August 2009, and became a box-office hit in that country. It was also Sri Lanka’s initial entry to the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but was replaced by Alimankada. In May 2009, American film distribution company, Wonderphil Productions granted international distribution rights for the film.
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