A truly Malaysian film, TEMUAN TAKDIR by First-time Director and Producer Dhyan Vimal, had its debut screening here at the Biograf Victoria Svenska Bio (Victoria Theatre), on Friday, 20th October.
The screening was initiated by Mr & Mrs Maria and Thomas Orbert, Friends to Mankind’s Swedish representatives who attended the Royal Gala Premiere of TEMUAN TAKDIR in Malaysia. They wanted to share this film, which was a ‘Project Dignity’ initiative, with their friends from across Europe and the Americas. In her welcome address, Maria Orbert said, “My husband and I had the great pleasure of attending the Royal Gala in August and we walked out of the theatre speechless, literally. And we had a wish to be able to share this film with our friends back in Sweden.”
Dhyan Vimal’s TEMUAN TAKDIR debuts in Sweden
The screening was attended by many Swedish friends and family members; and Friends to Mankind representatives from Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada and the United States. The event was graced by the Director, Dhyan Vimal himself, who was there during his European speaking tour with his wife Geetha.
TEMUAN TAKDIR premiered in Malaysia under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Sultanah Kalsom of Pahang on 8 August 2016, before opening in 63 cinemas across the country on 11 August 2016. The film received immense support from many members of the Malaysian royal family, corporations, organisations and individuals for its humanitarian effort, including low-cost airlines AirAsia Berhad, which supported the film by selecting it as the first Malaysian film it promoted onboard 33 of its aircraft.
TEMUAN TAKDIR continues to screen in Malaysia and internationally as the film continues to receive support and recognition. It is a movie project supported by international non-profit organisation, Friends to Mankind, under its global ‘Project Dignity’ initiative. The making involved 50% experts and 50% amateurs (both cast and crew members), and opened doors for many to be part of the exciting film industry.
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