Newton Cinema’s ‘Paradise’ in 4 categories at Asian Film Awards!

Produced by Newton Cinema, Paradise received nominations in 4 categories at the Asian Film Awards – Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editor.

Newton Cinema’s Paradise has been honored with nominations in four categories at the prestigious 17th Asian Film Awards. The nominations include Best Film, Best Director Prasanna Withanake, Best Screenplay by Prasanna Withanake and Anushka Senanayake and Best Editing by A. Srikar Prasad has also been featured. The awards are presented by the prestigious Asian Film Awards Academy to highlight cinematic achievements, cultural diversity and talent. A film’s nomination for this Asian Film Award is considered a key indicator of a film’s success and quality. Paradise has been nominated for several awards at the Asian Film Awards in major categories underlining the film’s quality and merit.

All four of these nominations are significant for Paradise, demonstrating the film’s impact and resonance in the international film community. The film Paradise won the Best Film (Kim Ji-seok) Award at the Busan International Film Festival in October 2023. For Newton Cinema Productions, the nomination for Best Picture is of special significance. The appointment signifies the company’s unwavering commitment to supporting and producing cinema that resonates with global audiences. The director of this film Prasanna Vidhanage has been recognized for his immense talent. He has won more than 30 international awards, including five NETPAC awards. This is a testament to his immense talent and vision.

The Best Screenplay nomination for Prasanna Vithanake and Anushka Senanayake is a testament to Paradise’s screenplay, which laid the foundation for the film’s success. Over 600 films including notable films like Ponni’s Selvan and RRR have been nominated for best editing by experienced editor A. Srikar Prasad. His contribution to the film was crucial in shaping its narrative and visual storytelling.

Presented by Mani Ratnam and Madras Talkies, Paradise stars Roshan Mathew, Darshana Rajendran, Shyam Fernando and Mahendra Perera in stellar performances. Cinematography by Rajeev Ravi, music by K and sound design by Tapas Naik further enhances the artistic depth of the film. Anton Chittilapilli, CEO of Newton Cinema, expressed his excitement: “These nominations are a moment of pride and joy for everyone who worked on the film. It is not just recognition for our film, but a celebration of the collective spirit and hard work of our team.” Newton Cinema, along with its distribution partner Century Films, is bringing the two films to theaters worldwide. Paradise will release in March 2024 and Family will hit theaters in February 2024.