Premaya Nam, the directorial debut by brothers Kalpana Ariyawansa and Vindana Ariyawansa will be screened at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival. The festival will be held from June 13-21, in Shanghai, China, and the screening of Premaya Nam is scheduled for June 15 at 6.30 pm at the Shanghai Grand Theater. The Shanghai International Film Festival is considered one of the biggest in Asia and is one of the 15 main festivals out 52 international festivals accredited by the international film festival regulatory body, Paris-based The FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films; English: International Federation of Film Producers Associations).
Premaya Nam has been chosen for after competing last April at Beijing International Film Festival. Based on a true story, Premaya Nam, cast Shyam Fernando, Samanalee Fonseka, Suranga Ranawaka and Dr. Sathis Wijemanne. Cinematographer Jaan Shenberger is director of photography, while Tapas Nayak and Andrew Scott Duncan did the sound design. Original score was composed by Dr. Rohana Weerasinghe and theme song was written by Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne. Daminda D. Madawala contributed as the assistant director, while Prasanna Vithanage is the executive producer. Premaya Nam is produced by Prem Dissanayake, Athula Mahawalage and Sujeewa Wijesinghe.