Film on new version of Royal Anthem coming soon

A NEW film featuring the new version of the Royal Anthem which was sung by hundreds of thousands of mourners together with the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra and over 150 professional choral singers will be screened in movie theatres across the country next week, Thai PBS quoted M.C. Chatrichalerm Yugala, a well-known film producer and director, as saying this morning.

In his capacity as the producer of the film about the new version of the Royal Anthem, the honorary president of Federation of National Films said that he intended to shoot the film to pay tribute to the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and in remembrance of his dedication to the Thai people.

The film project did not require any financial support from the government but it was the joint cooperation of the people who spontaneously showed up in hundreds of thousands  to pay tribute to the late His Majesty the King, said M.C Chatrichalerm.

He admitted that he had not expected the crowd to be so huge and said that this special singing event could break the world’s record for having the highest number of singers involved in the singing.

Meanwhile, government spokesman Lt-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha offered his heart-felt thanks to all the people who were involved in the mass singing despite rain and sunshine.


Top: Hundreds of thousands of people hold candles as they sing the new version of the Royal Anthem at 10 p.m. last night. Photo: Thai PBS


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