|Directed by||Sunil Costha, Saranga Mendis based on Autograph (2004 film)|
|Produced by||Harold Wijesinghe|
|Written by||Sunil Siriwardhana|
|Starring||Niroshan Wijesinghe, Kanjana Mendis, Pamudhi Liyanage, Cleetus Mendis, Sachini Ayendra Stanley, Warsha Perera, Isham Samzudeen, Kumara Thirimadhura|
|Music by||Dinesh Subasinghe|
|Editing by||Broadcasting Solutions|
|Original channel||Sirasa TV|
|Running time||20 minutes per episode (62 episodes)|
Sihina Wasanthayak (Summer of Dreams) was a popular Sri Lankan television series directed by Sunil Costha and Saranga Mendis. A romantic drama, it was an adaption from the 2004 Tamil language film Autograph and was telecast on Sirasa TV in 2008-2009. The songs and soundtrack for the series were composed by Dinesh Subasinghe.
The series was produced by Harold Wijesinghe, Broadcast Solutions, and Sirasa TV in 2007. It consisted of 62 episodes in all, each 20 minutes long. The filming began in June 2007 at Dambulla and Sigiriya and later shifted to Colombo.
This Sri Lankan romance begins with the character Nirmal (played by Niroshan Wijesinghe) setting off on a journey, distributing wedding invitations for his forthcoming wedding. Along the way, he encounters various individuals from his past, who bring back memories of three women that have had an impact on his love life.
The journey to his childhood days begins there. The happenings in the school, his tussle with his friends and his first love with his classmate, Sunimali (played by Kanchana Mendis) are all pictured realistically. Nirmal reaches the village and invites all, including Sunimale, who promises to come to the wedding with her husband and three children. Then, he goes to North where he had his college education. His major crush at that time was a girl of mixed Tamil and Malayalee parentage (played by Warsha Perera), with whom he fell in love. The affair proved to be short-lived as her parents married her off to her cousin. On reaching Kerala to invite her, Nirmal is shattered to see his lover as a widow.
Then he comes across a trusted friend Pooja (played by Sachini Ayendra Stanley), who instils confidence and teaches him the lesson that one has to go ahead in life without looking back. However, she does not reveal the tragedy that occurred in her past. But as time passes by, she reveals that her mother is paralyzed and that she now has to work for her own survival.
The main members of the cast were Niroshan Wijesinghe, Kanchana Mendis, Kanjana Mendis, Cleetus Mendis, Kumara Thirimadhura, Pramudhi lIyanage, Sachini Ayendra Stanley, Nimal Pallewatha, Warsha Perera, and Isham Samzudeen,
The show's theme song, "Sansara purudada mey", was performed by Amal Perera, Prabodha Kariyakarawana and Dinesh Subasinghe. The children's voices were sung by Thayalan and Madawa Senivrathana. Cover versions of the song have been performed on the Derana TV program Dream Stars by Chinthaka Malith and Dinesh Tharanga, and on the Sirasa TV program Superstar by Meena Prasadhini and Wirajika Murashini. The sound track and songs were recorded and mixed at G 1 Studio, Dee R Cee Studio and Penguin Studio in Colombo and were released on CD in 2009 by Dinesh Subasinghe with M entertainment.