5 local films to watch and enjoy this coming Raya
During the festive month of Raya, no doubt your daily acvities will include endless visits to your relatives’, as well as friends’, open houses.
When you’re full to the brim with ketupat and rendang, take the time for a breather (let your food digest) and maybe – why not – pay your local cinema a visit?
This is the time when most Malay films are released so let’s show our local film industry some love and support by going to the cinema to watch these following 5 films:
1. Adnan Sempit Sawadikap (7 August)
Fans of the “Adnan Sempit” film series would be happy to know it is back with its latest sequel, “Adnan Sempit Sawadikap”!
The sequel will be playing in the cinema this 7 August. What sets this film apart from the others in the series is the fact that 95 per cent of the film was shot in neighbouring country, Thailand.
Joining the original line up – Shaheizy Sam, Intan Ladyana, Along Cham and Yana Samsudin – this time around is Thai actress Lalisa Sontirod. This last sequel, produced by Metrowealth, tells the story how Adnan lost his child and he thinks that the gangster called Nok has something to do with the child’s disappearance.
2. Mat Tudung (28 July)
For you soppy romcom lovers, “Mat Tudung” is a must on your To-watch List. This film – with its star-studded cast made up of Fizz Fairuz, Nelydia Senrose, Izzue Islam and Harun Salim Bachik – tells the story of a mat rempit named Johari who fell for a nice, hijab-wearing girl.
To win the affection of the nice girl Zizie, Johari even goes as far as disguising himself as a headscarf-wearing lady who goes by the name Johanna. Watch the funny antics of Fizz Fairuz as he sheds his image as actress Almy Nadia’s husband and instead portrays himself as a highly (un)believable lady in tudung.
3. Jin (21 August)
The talented young director, Pierre Andre, once again brings us a highly-aniticpated film entitled “Jin”. Zul Ariffin, Mon Ryanti, Harun Salim Bachik, Zarynn Min and Naufal Imam Muda star in this film which tells the life story of a married couple, Syafiq and Lily.
Syafiq buys his wife a big and beautiful house to celebrate his success in his business. Little do they know, the house has a dark history and the darkness remains in the house. What might the darkness be?
Find out in the cinemas this 21 August.
4. Tembus (28 July)
If it’s horror you’re looking for, then “Tembus” is the film for you. This film definitely is something worth looking forward to as this is Indonesian actress Luna Maya’s first time acting in a feature film in Malaysia.
Working side by side with the likes of Aaron Aziz, Nur Fazura, Khir Rahman, Eizlan Yusof and Mia Sara Nasuha, Luna Maya portrays a psychopathic woman who can’t bear to let her man go. In “Tembus”, we follow the life of a pair of husband and wife whose only daughter has been abducted.
5. Kawan Aku Mati Dalam Rumah Sewa (14 August)
With the theme of horror comedy, this film is bound to make you crack up with laughter while watching the onscreen antics of Fad, Acey, Abam, Epy Raja Lawak and Yassin. The film is about three buddies Rudy, Akhir and Remy who rent a house together and their landlord is Pak Cik Osman Basah.
Their initially calm and peaceful life turns spooky when one of their friends died in the rented house. Who’s the victim and what went down exactly? Find out how this story unfolds this 14 August!