Mat Kilau: Kebangkitan Pahlawan will be on Netflix this Sept 16NURUL AISYAH MOHD NOR
07 Sep 2022 04:05pm
The month of patriotic pride makes binge-watching movies in your leisure time seem like a terrific idea. Instead of watching a western movie, Malaysians can be encouraged to raise and reflect the moral lessons from the film Mat Kilau starting this September 16.
The biographical film “Mat Kilau: Kebangkitan Pahlawan” (Mat Kilau: The Rise of a Warrior), which has created an extraordinary phenomenon, has raked in RM90 million in ticket sales after 33 days of screening nationwide since it was first shown on June 23.
Based on a historical figure from the late 19th century, Mat Kilau tells the story of how the legendary warrior became the figurehead of a revolt against Britosh colonists to protect their homeland. Along with his father and fellow countrymen, Mat Kilau led his people into guerrilla warfare over the course of several years, thus making him a symbol of freedom and independence.
Directed by Syamsul Yusof, the historical drama stars Adi Putra as Mat Kilau, alongside Beto Kusyairy, Fattah Amin, Yayan Ruhian, Johan As’ari, Rahim Razali and Jalaluddin Hassan.
Meanwhile, Mat Kilau will also be joining close to 150 Malaysian films, series and animated shows in the Rekaan Rakyat collection, a celebration of some of the best works from Malaysian talents.