Saturday, 31 January 2009

The Star - Journey of a Princess

Friday January 30, 2009

Journey of a princess

AS Tiara Jacquelina prepares for her final curtain call as the legendary princess in Puteri Gunung Ledang, let’s take a look at the exciting journey that brought her here.

2003: It is announced that Tiara will take on the role of Gusti Putri Raden Ajeng Retno Dumilah in a big screen adaptation of the Puteri Gunung Ledang legend. With a ­budget of RM20mil, it is touted as the biggest local production ever made.

2004: The movie opens to critical acclaim and box-office success, with much praise for Tiara’s portrayal of Puteri.

The film adaptation of the legendary Puteri Gunung Ledang starred Tiara as Puteri Gunung Ledang and M.Nasir as Hang Tuah.

Directed by Saw Teong Hin, the film also boasts an illustrious cast of M.Nasir, Rosyam Nor, Azri Iskandar, Sofea Jane, Datuk Rahim Razali, Christine Hakim, Alex Komang, Slamet Rahardjo and Khairul Anwar. The film is screened at the Venice International Film Festival, the Stockholm Film Fest, the Goa Film Festival and the Singapore Media Film Festival.

It also becomes the first Malaysian film to be submitted for consideration for an Academy Award, and eventually makes it to the top 50 shortlist.

2005: Tiara is awarded a Best Actress award for the film at the 50th Asia Pacific Film Festival. She also bags the Best Producer Award at the inaugural Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore.

At the 18th Malaysia Film Festival, the movie wins four awards, and continues to be screened at festivals including the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California, the Bangkok Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Tiara announces that the story will be presented again as Puteri Gunung Ledang: The Musical (PGLM).

2006: PGLM premieres to rave reviews. It features Tiara singing onstage for the first time. A second season is announced for later date the same year. Tiara further launches The Legend of the Princess of Mount Ledang, a picture book for children. The success of PGLM brings about its Singaporean debut at the Esplanade.

2007: PGLM sweeps eight awards at the Fifth Annual BOH Cameronian Arts Awards.

2008: A third season of PGLM is announced.

2009: Tiara performs onstage for the last time as Puteri.


Lord Fiqo said...

i watched the 1st PGLM. It was really amazing. serious. no lie.

i wish i could go again, since it would be Tiara's last performance as Gusti Putri.

Too bad, I couldnt afford to this time. haha. (student always pokai ;p )

But Kudos to Tiara and the PGLM production. Well done guys.

Becky Ng said...

Great performance!!! I guess we'll be missing your version of Puteri.

Zima Yusoff said...

I'm a big fan of PGL the musical. I've watched and experienced PGL season III and I'm sooooo impressed with the magical approach this time... Congratulations. This production should go international, maybe like Europe or Asia. I'm sure you already have the plan for that.

Again....huge congrats from me.

husni said...

Congratulation and thank you very much for producing such a wonderful theatre!

Elaine Chew said...

Dear Tiara,

I really wish to watch Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical : Season III.

Unfortunately, all tickets were SOLD OUT!!! Oh my gosh, I tried calling several Axcess outlets today (16 Feb) but to no avail.

I wish to express my utmost regret that I have no opportunity at all to watch your brilliant masterpiece even for the first time.

I appreciate if you could kindly consider a rerun after 22 Feb?

I am positive there are still many ardent theatergoers out there like me who have missed the boat.

Please please please?

Many thanks and regards. :D