Friday, June 20, 2008

cinta manis

"cinta manis" is a malay word for sweet love. there's in fact an estate in sungai siput called estet (estate) cinta manis. because of this, a local film maker mamat khalid is in the mid of making a movie revolved around an estate life, which has most indians and malays living side by side hmm... i have been there! hehe...

what i mean is we (my siblings and i) were raised in estates, like in gurun, kulim, simpang renggam, kluang, klang etc. where our father worked there as an estate manager. the estate workers would called father "tuan", and "mam" for mother. they (the workers) were so obliged with their tuan until if ever their tuan suddenly walked or drove by them when they were smoking, they would quickly squashed the cigarette or cigar (take note that the light was still on when they were doing this) in their hand and bow. i wonder if its still the same these days.

i am sure some of you people will say of "why ler kuE so kecoh-kecoh want with all this thingy" hehe... well besides that almost 100% of the location venue is in kuale, there's more of why i am so kecoh one. you wait and see arr... so make sure you people watch the movie ya... it will be screened in february next year :) support the local movies!

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Kollywood comes to Kuala Kangsar
By : RADIN SRI GHAZALI

2008/06/17
In the spirit of community, the cast of Estet promise lots of laughs, songs and dances.
In the spirit of community, the cast of Estet promise lots of laughs, songs and dances.

Lots of singing and dancing, and harmonial living. All these in a rubber estate where every home flies the Malaysian flag. RADIN SRI GHAZALI writes of the upcoming feel-good movie, Estet.


Young guns (from left) Farid Kamil, Jasmine Michael and Sashi Daran star in the movie.
Young guns (from left) Farid Kamil, Jasmine Michael and Sashi Daran star in the movie.
Mamat is set to release Estet, a film based on the multiracial background of a rubber estate.
Mamat is set to release Estet, a film based on the multiracial background of a rubber estate.
YET another bold move in the local film industry is being taken by writer-cum-director Mamat Khalid.

Known for his quirky and witty storylines, Mamat is currently filming his latest movie, Estet.

The director of the 2006 cult hit Zombie Kampung Pisang, this time portrays the patriotism and racial integration in a small rubber estate community.

Mamat said there was a sound reason for picking a rubber estate as the backdrop for his movie.
“Estate society is seldom shown on film. They have a strong cultural identity still untouched by Western influence,” he said in a recent phone interview from Kuala Kangsar, where the film was being shot.

“I was surprised to find a Malaysian flag in almost every house in this estate (in Kuala Kangsar). This is unheard of anywhere else,” he said. read more here.



kuE's note: or you can go here (the movie's blog), here (mytamilchannel.com), here (kosmo) and here (murai.com.my) fore more ;)