Thai Director Pat Boonnitipat Celebrates "How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies" Success in Indonesia

Thai Director Pat Boonnitipat Celebrates "How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies" Success in Indonesia

Thai director Pat Boonnitipat recently visited Jakarta to celebrate the remarkable success of his latest film, "How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies" (Lahn Mah), in Indonesia. The heartwarming film has garnered over 1.3 million viewers in its first 10 days, making it one of the highest-grossing Thai films in Indonesia.

Boonnitipat, known for his acclaimed works like "Bad Genius" and "Project S: Skate Our Souls," expressed his surprise at the film's warm reception in Indonesia. "How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies" tells the story of M, a young man who cares for his grandmother with cancer, exploring universal themes of love, family, and loss with a touch of heartwarming comedy.

Interesting Facts About "How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies":

  • Highest-Grossing Thai Film: Surpassed "The Medium" to become the highest-grossing Thai film in Indonesia.
  • Successful Debut: Marked the acting debuts of Usha Seamkhum and Putthipong Assaratanakul, who delivered outstanding performances.
  • Prestigious Award: Won the "Most Trending on Social 2024" award at the Kazz Awards 2024.
  • Production Challenges: The film's final scene posed a unique challenge for the crew, requiring the use of giant fans and a simple camera track to achieve the desired visual effect.

"How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies" has not only achieved commercial success but has also touched the hearts of Indonesian audiences with its heartwarming story and captivating performances. The film proves that honest and touching stories can transcend cultural and language barriers.


Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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