Adelaide Premiere of Mystic India
10 June 2009, Capri Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
On the evening of 10 June 2009, Mystic India premiered in the heart of Adelaide at the Capri Theatre – a traditional-style heritage theatre built in 1941. This was the fourth Australian city in which Mystic India has premiered, following on from the film’s success in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
The 375 invited guests were warmly welcomed by young children of BAPS Adelaide, who were dressed in traditional Indian costumes and dresses. As they tied the nada-chhadi and explained its significance as a knot of friendship, the guests were fascinated by the confidence and politeness of these young volunteers. The lobby and corridors of the Capri Theatre were transformed into a visual delight of Indian arts and crafts, musical instruments and symbols, such as the beautifully decorated rangolis. Classical Indian tunes filled the air and as one guest put it, “It’s like you’ve brought India to Adelaide.”
Among the VIPs and guests present were the Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Mayors of others councils of Adelaide, MPs, media representatives and business leaders. The Premier of the State of South Australia, Mike Rann, sent a letter of support for Mystic India in which he also commended the work of BAPS in Australia.
After viewing the film, the invited guests appreciated Mystic India’s message of unity in diversity and cherished this unique experience of an inspirational journey through India. The Adelaide Premiere of Mystic India was followed by four scheduled screenings which captivated a total audience of almost 1,200.