Prasanna Vithanage’s feature film Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka (With you, without you) will be released nationwide later this month in CEL and Rithma circuit theaters. It has won six international awards, and featured in 35 international film festivals. Initially requested by Censor Board to remove some scenes for approval, it was not given authorization because director Prasanna Vithange refused to comply with Censor Board’s request. Recently, newly-appointed Censor Board cleared the film for public viewing under ‘more suitable for adults’ rating without any censorship.
Indian actress Anjali Patil and theater veteran Shyam Fernando starr in this film.
Based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, it was written and directed by Prasanna Vithanage. MD Mahindapala (Cinematographer), A. Sreekar Prasad (Editor), Lakshman Joseph De Saram (Music Composer), Tapas Nayak (Sound Designer) and Rob Nevis (Production Designer) have contributed to Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka. Daminda D. Madawala is the assistant director and Ebert Wijesinghe handled the make-up. Kalpana Ariyawansa and Vindana Ariyawansa contributed as Line Producers.
A co-production of India and Sri Lanka, Lasantha Nawarathna and Mohamed Adamaly produced the film while Rahul Roy, Iranthi Abeysinghe, Sunil Fonseka and Nadira Adamaly are the executive producers.