Malaysian Indian motivator and yoga teacher Dhyan Vimal's much-acclaimed film 'Temuan Takdir' is his country’s official entry at the Asean Film Festival 2017 in Bangkok from April 28-May 8.
Vimal, 53, for whom this debut film was “a great experience”, is now bitten by the film-making but and has already announced his second film? for which he begins work in October?.
Temuan Takdir has been critically acclaimed at film festivals around the world, sweeping awards and accolades along the way. Among its biggest wins are Best First Time Director and Best Original Score at the Los Angeles Film Awards in December last year, Best New Filmmaker at the Chandler International Film Festival 2016 and Best Humanitarian Award at The MonCon London Film Festival 2016.
The message themes of the film is that “there is no perfect crime,” Vimal ??says, having also produced the film and worked with a bunch of talented Malaysians.
Temuan Takdir tells the story of two brothers who are police officers. They are tasked with investigating the robbery of a security van. The film stars Datuk Zahim Albakri, Vanidah Imran, Ery Zukhairi and Azura Zainal.
“The production team, the cast and I didn’t hold back and gave our best. I’d say directing the film is one of the highlights of my creative efforts thus far,” Vimal told New Straits Times.
Temuan Takdir was to celebrate Malaysian filmmaking and its talents. “I’m glad the film has brought recognition to our film industry,” he says. Dhyan, who always had a passion for filmmaking, hopes to promote Malaysian traditions and cultures to the world through his films.
Vimal sold pharmaceutical products before turning a motivational speaker conducting courses in yoga and helping people to “discover themselves.”
The next film, to begin work in October, celebrates Malaysian culture and traditions. “It’s about a young man who finds himself thrust into a different world (society) than the one he is accustomed to. There, he learns its values and finds his true self.”
For his third film, Vimal is in the midst of meeting representatives from film companies in the United States, based in Los Angeles, to co-produce an action thriller, which will be partly filmed in Kuala Lumpur.