MOVIES

1. AASAAN (THE PROFESSOR)

Language: Tamil and English

Subtitles: English

Classification: Unrated

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 1 Hour 58 Minutes

Cast: S Haridhass, Shashi Tharan, Seelan, Lishalini, Saresh, Sugitha, Nila and Niva

Name of Director: S.D Puvanendran

Madhusoodhanan is a private University Mathematical professor who lives a very simple yet content life with his only daughter, Mythili. She is all he has in life after losing his pregnant wife in a car accident few years ago. Madhusoodhanan has been living in agony not only losing his wife in the accident but has been traumatised by the death of other victims of the accident, a lady with her two year old son. Not only psychologically affected, but financially as well, as he is facing legal suits by the husband of the victim. Living heavily fighting against these odds, a small mistake at work costs him his his job. While struggling amply, both mentally and physically to serve a good life to Mythili, his whole life turns upside down when she collapses all of a sudden and is hospitalised. He burns in guilt as the sole reason for the collapse was the impact she endured from the tragic accident.

Having being pushed to the heavy medical expenses to cover the operation and treatment, the story narrates how Madhusoodhanan manages to succeed in the survival of his loving daughter. How his intelligence being utilised without going against his life principles in the

course of achieving his goals are the main uniqueness and interesting part of the screenplay. At the same time, it also tells very emotional and soulful family values of an unconditional love of a father towards his most loving daughter which will leave a great impact on the audience.

 

2. HAUNTED HOTEL

Language: Mandarin with little of Malay and English

Subtitle: Mandarin, English and Malay

Classification: NC16

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 1 Hour 32 Minutes

Cast: Aom Sushar, Li Chuan, Teddy Chin, Alvin Chong, Azman Hassan

Name of Director: Ryon Lee

Vacationing in Malaysia, a female tourist from China and her friends decide to travel to Genting Highlands. However, due to some confusion, they end up staying at one of Asia’s most haunted hotels. After realising the eerie situation that they are in, all of them quickly agree to leave the place, but making their escape will not be so easy.

 

3. LEBUHRAYA KE NERAKA

Language: Malay

Subtitle:

Classification: NC16

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

Cast: Awie, Khir Rahman, Shahz Jaszle, Pekin Ibrahim, Dazrin Kamarudin, Miera Leyana, Fatin Shahirah

Name of Director: Mamat Khalid

Directed by Mamat Khalid, the story follows a group of bikers, who call themselves Rentaz, decide to go on a high-speed cross-country road trip to Betong Siam. However, the group ends up journeying into the underworld of hell instead.

 

4. MRS K

Language:  Mandarin

Subtitle: English and Chinese

Classification: P13

Genre: Action

Running Time: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

Cast: Kara Wai, Simon Yam, Wu Bai, Faizal Hussein, Tony Lau Wing and Siow Li Xuan

Name of Director: Ho Yuhang

Mrs K is a housewife who lives in a quiet suburban neighbourhood with her husband, Mr K and their daughter Lil’ K. One day, a stranger shows up to blackmail Mrs K. He’s an ex-cop who knows about her unseemly past. But he doesn’t seem to pose much threat and she punishes him, hoping that he would back off. That is only a prelude to the immanent terror. Soon, Lil’ K is kidnapped. Mrs K is forced out of her sheltered life to face an old enemy.

 

 

5. NASI LEMAK 2.0

Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay

Subtitle: Malay, Mandarin, English

Classification: PG

Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 1 Hour 34 Minutes

Cast: Namewee, Adibah Noor,Afdlin Shauki, Karen Kong, Felixia Yeap, David Arumugam, Denise Lau, Nur Fathia, Ho Yuhang, Pete Teo

Name of Director: Namewee

Name of Leading Actors: Namewee

Name of Leading Actresses: Karen Kong

Young Chef Huang (Namewee) struggles to get his restaurant business going because he cannot adapt to the localized cooking his patrons are looking for. However, contradictory to his unpopular cuisine, he is also well-known as Hero Huang in the local neighbourhood where he carries out good deeds in helping the community until he met Xiao K (Karen Kong) who got him into deep trouble. In order to get his life and the restaurant business back on track, Chef Huang must now seek help from a mysterious hawker stall lady (Adibah Noor), who summons him to embark on the most extraordinary journey of his life. During this self-enlightening experience, he will also meet many local heroes each lending their support to help him re-discover his roots and the real hidden message of Nasi Lemak.

 

6. YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME

Language: Hokkien

Subtitle: English and Chinese

Classification: NC16

General Released Date: 04 May 2017

Genre: Drama/Family

Running Time: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

Cast: Frederick Lee, Yann Yann Yeo, Neo Swee Lin, Steve Yap, John Tan

Name of Director: Teong Hin Saw

Sunny (Frederick Lee), a film director, returns to his hometown of Penang to shoot a new film, an autobiographical story about his family, all without his family’s knowledge or approval. It has been years since he was last home, and his family members – especially his older sister Hoon (Yeo Yann Yann), his aunts Grace (Sue Tan) and Vivian (Tan Ai Suan) – and his old schoolmates are excited to see him, thinking that he’s been living a rich and successful life in Kuala Lumpur. But the reality is that Sunny drives a beat-up car, has relationship problems, and is running out of money for his new film.

The reason Sunny is making this film is linked to a shocking incident that he had witnessed as a boy. It has haunted him and caused resentment towards his mother (Neo Swee Lin) and his older, mentally disabled brother, Boy (John Tan).

In trying to tell his family’s story, Sunny is forced to confront and relive the past, taking him back to his childhood and the family that tried their best not to fall apart in the face of adversity. In the end, the filmmaking, for Sunny, becomes a cathartic exercise, inadvertently opening old wounds, exercising anger and guilt, and most of all, showing him that true love is about sacrifice.