Movie Review | Runaway 34 (2022)

Saturday, 3 December 2022


Director : Ajay Devgn
Writer : Ajay Devgn
Cast : Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh, Boman Irani, Angira Dhar, Ahmad Harhash
Production Companies: Ajay Devgn FFilms, Panorama Studios 
Distributors: Panorama Studios, Yash Raj Films, Amazon Prime Videos 
Genre : Thriller / Drama
Running Time : 148 minutes
Release Date : 29 April 2022
Trailer :


Runaway 34 mengisahkan tentang Kapten Vikrant Khanna (Ajay Devgn) bersama co-pilot Tanya Albuquerque (Rakul Preet Singh) menerbangkan pesawat komersial dari Dubai ke Cochin. Disebabkan ribut dan kesilapan pekerja di pusat kawalan trafik udara tidak memaklumkan status terkini kepada mereka, Kapten Vikrant terpaksa menggunakan ilmu dan pengalaman penerbangan dia untuk mendarat dengan selamat bersama 150 penumpang bersama stewardess yang lain. 

‘He’s widely popular, he’s an ace pilot. In fact, the video of your landing in Hong Kong among strong winds become pretty viral.’ – Tanya Alburquerque


Walaupun mendarat dengan selamat namun situasi panik yang dialami oleh penumpang dan cabin crew yang lain menyebabkan seorang warga emas meninggal dunia kerana sakit jantung. Kerana panggilan mayday dari Kapten Vikrant juga buatkan Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau menghantar Narayan Vedant (Amitabh Bachchan) untuk menyiasat kes tersebut. 

Narayan terkenal dengan no nonsense dan akan pastikan pilot bertanggungjawab untuk kesilapan yang dilakukan tapi Vikrant kekal tenang sebab dia tak langar mana-mana protokol. Tanya pula gelisah dan risau lesen dia akan digantung sebab dia tahu Kapten Vikrant minta dispirin semasa terbang sebab penat gara-gara berparti sebelum masuk bertugas. 


Nishant Suri (Boman Irani), pemilik syarikat Skyline Airway yang awalnya berbangga dengan publisiti percuma kerana Kapten Vikrant diangkat menjadi hero berubah respon bila dapat tahu Narayan dapat bukti kuat iaitu botol arak di dalam tandas pesawat. Bukan saja lesen pilot saja yang terjejas, imej syarikat juga tercalar sekaligus keuntungan akan merudum kerana kemalangan ni. 

Naskhah thriller drama hasil buah tangan ketiga Ajay Devgn sebagai penulis dan pengarah adalah diambil dari insiden sebenar penerbangan  Boeing 737-800 dari Doha ke Kochi pada Ogos 2015 kerana penglihatan terhad akibat cuaca buruk. Sama seperti yang diceritakan dalam Runaway 34, kapal terbang tersebut hanya mempunyai 4,844 kg minyak dan terpaksa mendarat menggunakan teknik crash landed. 


Walaupun tiada kecederaan dilaporkan ada yang label pilot tersebut sebagai cuai sebab banyak persoalan yang timbul untuk pendaratan kecemasan. Dalam filem boleh nampak isu utama adalah disebabkan cuaca dan minyak yang semakin berkurangan lantas menyebabkan mereka terpaksa berlawan dengan masa. 

Dalam Runaway 34, tak boleh faham sangat kenapa Narayan bersifat menekan Kapten Vikrant walaupun dia selamatkan semua penumpang dan cabin crew. Bila baca kes sebenar baru faham bila kebanyakan syarikat penerbangan ni suka jimat minyak dan mendarat di lapangan terbang alternatif. Jadi Narayan berpegang pada budaya tu dan bukannya kerana faktor cuaca. 


But still dia patut persoalkan kenapa pilih Trivandrum dan bukannya Bangalore macam Tanya bagitahu bila air traffic control dah halang untuk mendarat di situ. Kenapa Narayan fokus dengan isu berparti, baca weather details tak sampai satu minit dan tutup mata sedangkan dia boleh soalkan kenapa pilih runaway 34 dengan kekuatan angin yang berbeza dengan landasan lain. Mungkin Ajay perlu masukkan perbalahan tentang isu minyak dalam filem ni.

‘You turned entire aircraft into a time bomb. One small spark could’ve blown the entire aircraft. On one side of the runway is the Arabian Sea and the entire city is on the other side. One small mistake and you cannot imagine the disaster it would’ve caused!’ – Narayan Vedant


Nak sembang pasal penerbangan atau teknik yang digunakan dalam filem ni I tak arif sangat lah tapi naskhah ni berbeza dengan filem lain bila Ajay guna separuh masa pertama untuk ceritakan situasi panik di udara kemudian separuh masa kedua dengan situasi getir di dalam perbicaraan bersama Narayan Vedant. 

Bab lakonan, gandingan Ajay dan Amitabh juga Boman Irani deliver watak masing-masing dengan cemerlang memandangkan barisan pelakon bukan calang-calang namun pelakon sampingan ada banyak kekurangan misalnya Rakul Preet, si isteri ataupun anak mangsa korban tersebut. Dia tak mampu nak zahirkan perasaan trauma dan marah kepada Kapten Vikrant. Mungkin dia cuma nak cari orang untuk disalahkan atas kematian ibu dia sebab kalau nak salahkan Tuhan, neraka lah tempatnya. 


Visual antara faktor kelemahan filem Runaway 34 sebab VFX masih lemah untuk buatkan penerbangan dan cuaca buruk yang digambarkan tampak benar. Tona yang digunakan pun agak gelap sampai tak nampak betapa ngerinya landasan 34 tu. Tak pasti kalau landasan sebenar pun macam tu juga. Masa separuh masa kedua pun Aseem Bajaj banyak gunakan close-up walhal tak perlu pun sebab tak ada reaksi yang menambahkan impak pada babak tersebut. 

Music album juga biasa saja dan beberapa dialog yang digunakan macam over dan try hard untuk menghidupkan elemen dramatik. Nak kata Runaway 34 tak best tu tak lah tapi nak kata syok nak layan pun tak juga. Yang pastinya, I tetap dengan pendirian shit happens….

1. Team Production +0.7, 2. Visual +0.5, 3. Audio +0.5, 4. Storyline +0.8, 5. Casting +0.6, 6. Genre +0.8, 7. Themes +1, 8. Editing +0.7, 9. Social Message +1, 10. Personal Thought +0.8 =  7.4/10

Beri Sumbangan Kepada Asnaf PPR Lembah Subang 2

Friday, 2 December 2022


Selain bantu klien dalam urusan guaman, ada juga urusan lain yang diberikan perhatian seperti beri sumbangan kepada yang memerlukan menggunakan harta pusaka yang diamanahkan dari pengurus tadbir. Bulan lepas kami diberi kesempatan untuk beri sumbangan kepada beberapa orang asnaf di kawasan PPR Lembah Subang 2. 

Kalau ikutkan perlu bagi kepada 5 buah keluarga asnaf tapi ada yang kena pergi buat rawatan susulan dengan doktor pakar dan ada juga yang terpaksa ditahan di wad. Kita mampu merancang saja untuk program ni tapi ikut rezeki masing-masing lah macam mana. 


Nak berurusan di sini, kami berjumpa dengan Puan Bada selaku AJK Surau PPR Lembah Subang 2 untuk tahu status asnaf. Kemudian cari tarikh yang sesuai untuk buat program sumbangan tu. Memandangkan PPR Lembah Subang 2 ni dekat saja dengan pejabat Ram Reza & Muhammad cawangan Petaling Jaya, tak ada masalah sangat lah untuk pergi setiap rumah untuk bagi sumbangan. Bajet dalam sejam setengah dah habis sebab setiap rumah berbeza blok jadi kena berjalan lebih sikit. 

Sambil berjalan tu sambil ambil tahu kawasan kejiranan PPR Lembah Subang 2. Kawasan ni memang terjaga lah sebab sekitar koridor, kawasan tangga dan laluan semuanya bersih dari sebarang tahi kucing atau sampah. Setiap blok pun nampak cantik dan bersih sebab dijaga oleh AJK Surau dan JMB. 


Lawatan pertama ke rumah penjual satay yang mesra dipanggil Abang Jo di mana baru saja sembuh dari strok. Masa PKP dulu terlantar atas katil sebab strok dan tak boleh bekerja langsung. Lepas makan ubat, buat rawatan susulan dengan fisio baru keadaan beransur pulih. Masa melawat tu pun tangan sebelah kiri belum dapat grab barang sepenuhnya. Ada masa tak boleh bergerak langsung. Ada masa terketar-ketar. 


Walaupun sumbangan kami agak lambat namun sekurang-kurangnya dapat bantu tampung perbelanjaan harian yang lain. Mungkin boleh juga guna duit sumbangan tersebut untuk beli supplement supaya badan Abang Jo makin kuat untuk berniaga semula. 

Rumah kedua pula melawat warga emas yang tinggal dengan anak bongsu tapi masa kami datang ni anak dia keluar bekerja. Kebanyakan masa berehat atas katil atau kerusi malas di ruang tamu sebab tak kuat untuk bergerak. Nak bercakap pun perlahan saja suaranya sebab dah uzur. 



Rumah ketiga pula tak ada respon, mungkin sebab tak sihat sangat. Sebelum datang katanya ada dekat rumah tapi bila datang panggil tak menyahut. Maka terpaksa lah kami tinggalkan saja duit sumbangan kepada Pn. Bada dan AJK surau yang lain. Semoga sampai lah kepada keluarga yang memerlukan. 


PPR Lembah Subang 2 ada banyak program dan aktiviti kejiranan, kalau ada rezeki dan kelapangan Insya-Allah akan pergi dan join aktiviti dekat sini sebab dekat je dengan office. Lepas ni kalau nak bagi sumbangan pun dah tahu mana nak pergi dan dengan siapa nak berurusan. Sesuai lah dengan objektif CSR firma untuk bantu masyarakat sekitar. Semoga dengan sumbangan kami dan klien dapat bantu sedikit sebanyak keluarga yang memerlukan. 

THOMAS BRODIE-SANGSTER, DAVID THEWLIS AND MAIA MITCHELL TO STAR IN DISNEY+ AUSTRALIAN ORIGINAL SERIES ‘THE ARTFUL DODGER’ | Cast Also Features Esteemed Australian Talent Including Damon Herriman, Miranda Tapsell, Tim Minchin, Susie Porter, Kym Gyngell, Damien Garvey, Jessica De Gouw, Andrea Demetriades, Luke Carroll and Huw Higginson


The Walt Disney Company has today announced the stellar cast of the Disney+ Australian original series “The Artful Dodger” as filming commences. 

“The Artful Dodger” is a premium international character drama set in 1850s Australia and is a well-known and much loved story with a twist. 
Across eight episodes the scripted series explores the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves - Dodger - now a surgeon, but who can’t shake his predilection for crime. From high-octane heists to life-and-death surgeries, glittering parties to colourful streets, this series is a rock’n’roll tale with an Aussie connection. 

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Pistol, The Queen’s Gambit), David Thewlis (Landscapers, Fargo) and Australia’s own Maia Mitchell (Good Trouble, The Fosters) lead the stellar-cast, with Brodie-Sangster taking on the role of “Jack Dawkins” aka “The Artful Dodger,” Thewlis as “Fagin” and Mitchell as “Lady Belle Fox”. 
 
The cast includes an incredible line-up of Australian talent, featuring Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Judy and Punch), Miranda Tapsell (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires), Tim Minchin (Upright, Californication), Susie Porter (Wentworth, Gold), Kym Gyngell (Love Me, Black Snow), Damien Garvey (Nautilus, Jack Irish), Jessica De Gouw (The Secrets She Keeps, The Drover’s Wife), Andrea Demetriades (The End, Seven Types of Ambiguity), Luke Carroll (Upright, Preppers) and English-born, Australian export Huw Higginson (Total Control, Janet King).

Joining the cast are rising talents, Lucy-Rose Leonard, Nicholas Burton, Jude Hyland, Finn Treacy and Albert Latailakepa

“The Artful Dodger” is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and produced by Beach Road Pictures and SPT’s Curio Pictures. The series is Co-Created and Executive Produced by Beach Road Pictures’ David Maher & David Taylor. Jo Porter represents Curio Pictures as Executive Producer. James McNamara (Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer), Andrew Knight (Co-Executive Producer and Writer), Jeffrey Walker (Co-Executive Producer and Director) and Ross Allsop (Producer) complete the producing team.
 
Jeffrey Walker (Young Rock, The Commons, Modern Family) serves as set up director and Co-Executive Producer, with Directors Corrie Chen (New Gold Mountain, Bad Behaviour) and Gracie Otto (Heartbreak High, The Clearing) and the series is written by James McNamara, Andrew Knight, Vivienne Walshe and Dan Knight, with Miranda Tapsell.

The series will be filmed in New South Wales, Australia, with financial support provided by the State Government through Screen NSW's Made In NSW fund.


About Disney+
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. And through Star, it offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Beach Road Pictures 
Beach Road Pictures is an independent Australian production company co-founded in 2021 by multi-award winning producers David Maher and David Taylor.  Its current slate includes North Shore, the 6-part crime thriller for Channel 10 and Paramount UK starring John Bradley, Joanne Froggatt and Kirsty Sturgess. The duo has produced over 200 hours of drama with local and international successes which include Bloom, The Commons, The Code, Reckoning, Love Child, The Wrong Girl, Friday On My Mind, House Husbands and Hiding whilst at the helm of Playmaker Media over 11 years.  Beach Road works with leading creative talent on artistically ambitious scripted projects for premium content platforms. 

About Sony Pictures Television 
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.
 
About Curio Pictures 
Launched in February 2022, Curio is an Australian TV and film production company driven by a team of experienced, ambitious and passionate people, led by Managing Director Jo Porter and Creative Director Rachel Gardner. Curio has a focus on working with leading creatives and dynamic new voices to deliver compelling, distinct projects with something to say for premium local and international commissioning platforms. With an exciting new slate of projects in the pipeline, Curio possesses the nimbleness and daring of an indie with the global strength and backing of Sony Pictures Television, its parent company. along with a collaborative synergy of being part of SPT’s International Production companies.




THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ASIA PACIFIC TO SHOWCASE THEATRICAL AND STREAMING CONTENT SLATE FOR 2023 | Disney and leading Japanese publishing house Kodansha expand strategic collaboration to include anime, starting with ‘Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc’ which will launch exclusively on Disney’s streaming service worldwide 

Over 50 shows will be presented at Disney’s Content Showcase to international press and partners including upcoming slate of movies and series from Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm as well as expanding collection of APAC Originals for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar

At a star-studded press and partner event at Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands today, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific will showcase its upcoming slate of movies from its major studios and unveil an expanding collection of APAC Originals for its streaming service, told by some of the world’s best storytellers. 

Over 50 shows from Disney’s 2023 theatrical and streaming content slate will be presented to over 400 international press and partners. Some of the celebrities in attendance include the cast and creative minds behind Disney’s APAC Originals -- Japanese director Miike Takashi, Korean stars Jung Haein, Ko Kyungpyo and Kim Hyejun from the crime fantasy thriller Connect; Lee Donghwi, Heo Sungtae and acclaimed director Kang Yunsung from Big Bet; Yuya Yagira, Riho Yoshioka and director Shinzo Katayama from Japanese drama series Gannibal; and Chelsea Islan from the upcoming Indonesian super hero series Tira. Pixar’s director/animator/storyboard artist/voice actor Peter Sohn, director of the all-new, original feature film, Elemental, will also be at the event. 


“Last October, at our first APAC Content Showcase, we made our first step into local content production with an ambitious, long-term plan to uncover the world’s best stories from this region, and to showcase creative excellence that can shine on the world stage,” said Luke Kang, President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific in his opening remarks. “This year, it was important for us to showcase the breadth of our global branded content from our award-winning studios and iconic franchises, as well as our APAC content slate for 2023.”

Over the last year, over 45 new APAC titles have sunrised on Disney’s streaming service, with several shows gaining commercial and critical success. Big Mouth, Soundtrack #1 and IN THE SOOP: Friendcation were among the top three most watched titles in the majority of APAC markets in their premiere week. The total hours of locally-produced Asian content streamed on Disney+ is eight times more than it was a year ago.

“We are focusing our content development on what we refer to as our content whitespace,” said Mr. Kang. “Investing in areas that require more local specificity – either due to high popularity in select markets, like Japanese Anime, K-Dramas or Indonesia rom-coms and horror, or the need for local storytelling with talent that are familiar to our local audiences. We want to serve our viewers in every market with globally branded content like Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar, as well as locally produced stories that resonate with them – while also taking the best of those stories global.”

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific also announced today an expansion of its long-standing collaboration with leading publishing house Kodansha to include Japanese anime. For 70 years, Disney and Kodansha have worked together in the publishing space, and will now venture into the world of anime. This expanded collaboration will include licensing exclusive SVOD anime titles based on manga produced by Kodansha, starting with Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc that will launch exclusively on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar in January 2023. Disney’s streaming services now reach over 235 million subscribers across 154 markets worldwide.

“The special relationship between Kodansha and Disney stretches back over 70 years, and has seen us bring to life many Disney licensed publications,” said Yoshinobu Noma, Kodansha Representative Director and President. “With today’s announcement, we are thrilled to be able to further diversify and elevate the relationship between our two companies and share even more of our beloved anime titles with the world on Disney+ and its streaming platforms."

“We are thrilled to deepen our strategic collaboration with our long standing partner Kodansha on such an exciting genre,” said Carol Choi, Executive Vice President of Original Content Strategy, The Walt Disney Company APAC. “Japanese anime fills the white space in our content development plans and we believe this expanded collaboration will be a game changer in Disney’s future animation strategy in Japan. We look forward to bringing the anime titles and prized IP by Kodansha to the world stage.”

As part of Disney’s International Content & Operations, the new APAC projects that will be unveiled today will include original productions by leading content creators. The slate will feature star-studded scripted live action tent-pole series including drama, comedy, fantasy, romance, science-fiction, crime, horror; to variety shows, documentaries and anime from several markets including Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Australia. The new projects unveiled today are part of Disney's ambition to greenlight over 50 APAC Originals by 2023.


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About Disney International Content & Operations:
The Walt Disney Company’s International Content & Operations (IC&O) group is responsible for developing and producing local and regional entertainment and sports programming outside the U.S. for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming services. IC&O was established in January 2022 as the Company’s fourth content creation unit, joining the Studios, General Entertainment, and Sports. In addition to local content development and production, IC&O oversees such regional operations as international linear channels, regional streaming, local ad sales, and local content sales and distribution in Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), India, and Latin America (LATAM).

About Disney+
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. And through Star, it offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices. 

KOREAN STARS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT DISNEY CONTENT SHOWCASE IN SINGAPORE | This year’s showcase featured announcements for over a dozen Korean series, including the highly anticipated “Connect” and “Big Bet,” as well as the newly revealed “Call It Love” as part of the Company’s growing slate of APAC Originals

Several of Korea’s biggest entertainment stars and creatives touched down in Singapore today to attend the Disney Content Showcase. Featuring announcements for over 50 titles, including an upcoming slate of movies and series from Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and an expanding collection of APAC Originals for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar, day one of the showcase delighted Korean drama and K-pop fans with exciting updates for over a dozen shows set to launch on Disney’s streaming service in the next year and beyond.

Hosted at Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands, some of the top talent from Big Bet, Connect, and the newly announced series Call It Love were on stage at the showcase to share details of what audiences can expect from the upcoming series.

With all episodes to launch on Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar and Hulu on December 7, Connect stars Jung Haein as Ha Dongsoo - a new type of immortal human known as a “connect”, who is kidnapped by a gang of organ harvesters determined to take his eyes. During the showcase, Korean stars Jung Haein, Ko Kyungpyo, Kim Hyejun and legendary Japanese director Miike Takashi made appearances on stage, sharing their excitement about the upcoming series with over 400 international press and partners in attendance.

Big Bet stars Lee Donghwi and Heo Sungtae, and director Kang Yunsung speak at a press conference at the Disney Content Showcase in Singapore (Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company)

Big Bet stars Lee Donghwi and Heo Sungtae, and director Kang Yunsung also made an appearance to promote this upcoming tale of a man who struggles to become a casino mogul but soon after hits rock bottom due to a chain of unfortunate events. Set to debut on Disney+, 

Disney+ Hotstar and Hulu on December 21, Big Bet also stars legendary Old Boy actor Choi Minsik in his first return to TV in 25 years.

Director Lee Kwangyoung and stars Kim Youngkwang and Lee Sungkyoung rounded out the Korean segment’s surprise appearances to officially announce their Korean drama Call It Love, which is set to launch on Disney+ next year. Centered around the main protagonist, Woojoo, Call It Love follows her on a downward spiral after she discovers her father’s infidelity. Woojoo’s situation goes from bad to worse when her father unexpectedly dies and his mistress kicks her out of the family home, but while she plans her revenge, Woojoo begins to fall in love with a man who turns out to be the son of the woman who ruined her life. 

Call It Love stars Kim Youngkwang and Lee Sungkyoung and director, Lee Kwangyoung, speak at a press conference at the Disney Content Showcase in Singapore. (Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company)

Big Bet, Connect and Call it Love were just a few of the newly announced Korean series updates from today’s content showcase, including:

🎬Moving: Starring Ryu Seungryong, Han Hyojoo and Zo Insung, Moving is based on a popular webtoon by Kang Full and tells the story of three teenagers who discover they’ve inherited unusual powers from their secret agent parents.

🎬The Worst of Evil: Set in 1990s Korea, The Worst of Evil follows an investigative taskforce as their undercover officer, Park Joonmo, infiltrates a new criminal organization responsible for fuelling a drug trafficking triangle. Starring Ji Changwook, Wi Hajun and Lim Semi, production is currently underway on this exciting new crime drama.

🎬The Zone 2: Survival Mission: Following a breakout first season, veteran entertainers Yu Jaesuk, Lee Kwangsoo and Kwon Yuri return to The Zone for a second season of this beloved variety show that will challenge them to survive several everyday disaster scenarios. 

🎬Soundtrack # 2: Music enthusiasts Hyunseo and Suho met as a vocalist and keyboardist in a college band and fell in love, spending almost every day together for six years. However, once they graduated, the pressures of life began to build and the two eventually split. Four years after their breakup, fate brings them back together again, but will they be able to rekindle what they once had?


🎬Shadow Detective Season 2: Directed by Han Donghwa, Lee Sungmin, Gyeong Sujin, and Lee Hakjoo return for another series of Shadow Detective. With the stakes now higher than ever, will Detective Taekrok be able to solve his final case before it’s too late?

🎬RACE: Written by acclaimed screenwriter Kim Roori and starring Lee Yeonhee, Moon Sori, Hong Jonghyun and Chung Yunho, RACE is about a mediocre employee who unleashes her potential after discovering she was hired at her top-tier publicity company for diversity reasons.

🎬SUPER JUNIOR: THE LAST MAN STANDING: On November 6, 2005, a k-pop group, SUPER JUNIOR 05, made their debut. First leaving their mark on Asia, they rapidly grew, becoming SUPER JUNIOR, and amazed audiences across the world. In SUPER JUNIOR: THE LAST MAN STANDING, viewers are taken behind-the-scenes in a one-of-a-kind exploration of SUPER JUNIOR and its members, offering new insights into the modern K-pop industry.

🎬NCT 127 The Lost Boys (Working Title): Documenting this popular Korean boyband on their 2022-2023 World Tour across North America, Korea, Japan and South East Asia, NCT 127 The Lost Boys will follow Mark, Johnny and Yuta in a series that will track the band's growth and success over the years.


🎬j-hope Solo Documentary (Working Title): Following pop star j-hope in the lead-up to his recently released solo album, this upcoming documentary features never-before-seen interviews with j-hope, a behind the scenes look at his solo album preparation process, his 2022 Lollapalooza performance and a unique look at the album’s listening party. 

🎬BTS MONUMENTS: BEYOND THE STAR: An exclusive Disney+ original, this music docu-series will chart the incredible journey of 21st century pop icons BTS. With unprecedented access to a vast library of music and footage over the past nine years, the series will feature the daily lives, thoughts and plans of BTS members, as they prepare for their second chapter.

Announced as part of the Disney Content Showcase, these Korean Originals were also revealed alongside a host of Japanese live action and anime titles and Indonesian dramas as part of the Company’s ambitious plans to greenlight over 50 APAC Originals by 2023. 

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About Disney International Content & Operations:
The Walt Disney Company’s International Content & Operations (IC&O) group is responsible for developing and producing local and regional entertainment and sports programming outside the U.S. for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming services. IC&O was established in January 2022 as the Company’s fourth content creation unit, joining the Studios, General Entertainment, and Sports. In addition to local content development and production, IC&O oversees such regional operations as international linear channels, regional streaming, local ad sales, and local content sales and distribution in Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), India, and Latin America (LATAM).


About Disney+
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. And through Star, it offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices. 

JAPANESE PSYCHOTHRILLER “GANNIBAL” STALKS ONTO SCREENS DECEMBER 28 ONLY ON DISNEY+ (HOTSTAR) | Featuring an electrifyingly tense storyline, take a first look at this upcoming series with a newly released trailer revealed at the Disney Content Showcase

This winter, be sure to turn on all the lights and check behind the sofa before settling in to enjoy Gannibal, a heart-pounding new Japanese psychothriller coming to Disney+ (Hotstar) December 28. 

Recently selected to be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and with a trailer and premiere date revealed today at the Disney Content Showcase, this upcoming Star Original is set in Kuge, a fictional Japanese village, and sees newly hired police officer Daigo Agawa arrive a broken man. While things start off promisingly for the new arrival, a series of alarming events begin to unfold that will lead Daigo to the horrifying realization that something is deeply wrong with the village and those who live there. Thrown into a hostile environment with suspense around every corner, will the latest police officer to roam the streets of Kuge village be able to bring those responsible to justice before it’s too late?

Based on the hit manga series of the same name by Masaaki Ninomiya, Gannibal features a unique storyline brought to life exclusively on Disney+ (Hotstar) by some of the biggest names in the Japanese creative industry. Produced by Teruhisa Yamamoto, producer of this year’s Academy Award-winning Drive My Car and Tatsuya Iwakura, Gannibal is directed by Shinzo Katayama (Siblings on the Cape) and adapted for the screen by Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award-nominee Takamasa Oe, who most recently wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning Drive My Car.

“Gannibal is a thriller that will leave audiences gasping with shock after every episode,” said producer Teruhisa Yamamoto. “But it’s also a human story that reflects upon the differences between family values and culture that, at a glance, seem so contradictory and yet are so relatable. With Gannibal and our other Japanese local content, we are building on Disney’s rich history of storytelling and are combining it with Japanese creativity to open new doors of entertainment for everyone.”


Audiences can enjoy a first look at this upcoming series starring award-winning actors Yuya Yagira (HOKUSAI, Asakusa Kid), Show Kasamatsu (Tokyo Vice, Love You as the World Ends) and Riho Yoshioka (Haken Anime!, The Romance Manga Artist) and in the newly released trailer.

Gannibal is the latest series to be announced as part of The Walt Disney Company’s growing APAC content slate, joining a whole host of stories announced at today’s Disney Content Showcase, including: Dragons of Wonderhatch, a groundbreaking series set to combine live-action and anime elements that tells the story of a high school girl who struggles to fit in with her classmates before being swept up on an adventure with a boy from another world who will forever change her destiny; House of the Owl, an upcoming live-action drama about a revered fixer in Japan who can guide his clients through any scandal; and Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc - the first title to be released as part of the Company’s extended collaboration with Kodansha, that will see former bad boy Takemichi use his accidentally acquired powers of time travel to go back and save his high school girlfriend from being murdered by the Tokyo Manji gang, unwittingly changing the destinies of those around him.

Enjoy the nail-biting series Gannibal, exclusively on Disney+ (Hotstar) starting December 28.


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About Disney International Content & Operations:

The Walt Disney Company’s International Content & Operations (IC&O) group is responsible for developing and producing local and regional entertainment and sports programming outside the U.S. for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming services. IC&O was established in January 2022 as the Company’s fourth content creation unit, joining the Studios, General Entertainment, and Sports. In addition to local content development and production, IC&O oversees such regional operations as international linear channels, regional streaming, local ad sales, and local content sales and distribution in Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), India, and Latin America (LATAM).

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. And through Star, it offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices. 

DISNEY CONTENT SHOWCASE PRESENTS SIX INDONESIAN ORIGINAL SERIES EXCLUSIVE TO DISNEY+ HOTSTAR | Exciting new additions to the Indonesian slate were presented alongside over 50 global tentpole titles, APAC Originals and theatrical releases at a star-studded event in Singapore

Indonesian stars descended on Singapore today to unveil six exciting Indonesian original series slated for exclusive release on Disney+ Hotstar. Featured alongside some of the world’s most eagerly anticipated global tentpole titles and storytelling from across APAC, today’s newly-announced Indonesian series included: Hubungi Agen Gue! (The Talent Agency) and Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2, in addition to updates on previously-announced titles Tira, Teluh Darah (Blood Curse), Jurnal Risa (Risa’s Journal: From the Danur Universe) and Mendua (Between Two Hearts).

Held at Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands, this year’s Disney Content Showcase included several presentations on Disney’s upcoming slate of theatrical productions from its major studios and unveiled an expanding collection of APAC Originals for its streaming service. Featuring guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, Indonesia’s segment included appearances from award-winning producer and writer Mira Lesmana for Hubungi Agen Gue!, writer Risa Saraswati for Jurnal Risa, and stars Chelsea Islan for Tira, Deva Mahendra for Teluh Darah, Adinia Wirasti for Mendua, and Refal Hady for Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2.

“We are thrilled to showcase our premium collection of Indonesian stories alongside some of the world’s biggest titles at the Disney Content Showcase in Singapore,” said Vineet Puri, Vice President & General Manager, The Walt Disney Company Indonesia. “Through our collaboration with the most talented creators in Indonesia, we will continue to showcase quality storytelling that Indonesian audiences will love, and contribute to the country’s very dynamic creative community.”

1. Tira 


From the world of Indonesia’s super heroes Bumilangit, Tira tells the story of Suci, an inspirational stuntwoman stricken with a death curse. To free herself, she must find and defeat nine evil people who possess ancient dragons, only to discover that someone close to her is the evillest of them all. Produced by acclaimed filmmaker Joko Anwar and directed by Zahir Omar, Tira features Chelsea Islan in the title role.

2. Teluh Darah (Blood Curse) 


From the incredible mind of director Kimo Stamboel, Teluh Darah tells the story of a young woman named Wulan whose world view is flipped on its head after witnessing a black magic attack on her family. Driven to protect them at any cost, Wulan will go to the ends of the earth to find out who is responsible and hold them to account. Starring Mikha Tambayong and Deva Mahenra, Teluh Darah recently premiered at the Busan International Film Festival’s “On Screen” program.

3. Jurnal Risa (Risa’s Journal: From the Danur Universe) 


From Danur, one of Indonesia’s most famous horror universes, comes a story by Risa Saraswati about a group of cousins who practice a forbidden ritual over the summer break, leading to one of them becoming possessed. With time running out, the remaining cousins will race to save their loved one from being lost to the spirit world forever. Produced by Manoj Punjabi and directed by Awi Suryadi, two of the creatives behind Indonesia’s number one box office movie KKN Di Desa Penari, Jurnal Risa features an impressive cast of some of Indonesia’s up-and-coming stars.

4. Hubungi Agen Gue! (The Talent Agency) 


Adapted from the original French series Dix Pour Cent (Call My Agent!), this dramatic comedy follows four agents in an Indonesian talent agency as they struggle to save their business following the unexpected death of the company’s founder. Starring Donny Damara, Hannah Al Rashid, Yoga Pratama, Lydia Kandou, each episode will feature A-listers guest-starring as themselves. This new series is produced by legendary producers Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza (Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?) and SK Global Entertainment (Crazy Rich Asians), and directed by one of Indonesia’s top directors, Teddy Soeriaatmadja.

5. Mendua (Between Two Hearts) 


Starring Adinia Wirasti, Chicco Jerikho and Tatjana Saphira, Mendua tells the story of Sekar, a happily married woman of 15 years who suddenly begins to suspect that her husband may be having an affair. But what starts off as a fleeting thought becomes an obsession that threatens to push Sekar over the edge. Mendua is an adaptation of the BAFTA award-winning Doctor Foster, originally written by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic for BBC.

6. Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2 


After the wildly successful first season, Wedding Agreement The Series returns with a gripping new story. Starring Refal Hady as Bian and Indah Permatasari as Tari, season two opens three years after the first, with Bian suddenly deciding that he needs to start over.


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About Disney International Content & Operations:

The Walt Disney Company’s International Content & Operations (IC&O) group is responsible for developing and producing local and regional entertainment and sports programming outside the U.S. for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming services. IC&O was established in January 2022 as the Company’s fourth content creation unit, joining the Studios, General Entertainment, and Sports. In addition to local content development and production, IC&O oversees such regional operations as international linear channels, regional streaming, local ad sales, and local content sales and distribution in Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), India, and Latin America (LATAM).

Disney+ Hotstar Indonesia 

Disney+ Hotstar is the dedicated streaming home of global, regional and Indonesian hits, all in one place. It brings together blockbuster Hollywood movies and award-winning content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, content from select Indonesian studios and a growing portfolio of local language content from Asia Pacific. Disney+ Hotstar offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, live-action and animated series, short-form content and documentaries, including series like “WandaVision”, “Moon Knight”, "Ms. Marvel", ”She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”, “Andor”, “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, films such as “Avengers: Endgame”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, “Pinocchio”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder”, alongside a vast library of Indonesian cinema releases and homegrown hits, including “Keluarga Cemara The Series”, “Yang Hilang Dalam Cinta”, "Wedding Agreement The Series", “Susah Sinyal The Series”, “Virgin The Series”, “Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan”, “Di Bawah Umur”, “Pengabdi Setan 2”, select Indonesian box office titles, such as “KKN di Desa Penari” “Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1”, “Laskar Pelangi”, “Habibie & Ainun”, and content from Asia Pacific including “Big Mouth”, “Adamas”, “The Golden Spoon”, “May It Please The Court”, “Snowdrop,” “Crazy Love”, “Soundtrack #1”, “Lost Man Found”, “THE ZONE: Survival Mission”, and surprise special content “BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA” and many more. Visit www.DisneyPlusHotstar.id to learn more about the service. 

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ASIA PACIFIC UNVEILS THEATRICAL AND STREAMING CONTENT SLATE FOR 2023 | Over 50 shows were presented at Disney’s star-studded Content Showcase in Singapore, including a host of movies and series from Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and new APAC Originals for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.

Asian stars, stories shine with Mickey Mouse at the Disney Content Showcase in Singapore. (Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company)

(L - R): Teruhisa Yamamoto, Shinzo Katayama, Min Tanaka, Mackenyu, Yuya Yagira, Riho Yoshioka, Miike Takashi, Ko Kyungpyo, Jung Haein, Kim Hyejun, Mickey Mouse, Lee Sungkyoung, Lee Donghwi, Heo Sungtae, Kim Youngkwang, Lee Kwangyoung, Kang Yunsung, Adinia Wirasti, Chelsea Islan, Deva Mahenra, Mira Lesmana, Risa Saraswati, and Refal Hady.

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific today unveiled an unforgettable slate of upcoming movies, series and new APAC titles for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar at a star-studded event at Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands. Featuring guest appearances from the stars and cast of Disney’s new Korean dramas Big Bet, Connect and Call it Love; Japanese titles House of the Owl, Gannibal, and Dragons of Wonderhatch; as well as Indonesian series Teluh Darah, Mendua, Hubungi Agen Gue, Tira, Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2 and Jurnal Risa, today’s event saw the unveiling of over 50 shows to hundreds of press and partners in attendance. 

The showcase featured an expansive slate of global tentpole titles which were first presented at D23 Expo in Anaheim, including:

🎬 Marvel Studios: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, The Marvels, Secret Invasion, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Loki Season 2

🎬 Walt Disney Animation Studios: Wish, Iwaju

🎬 Pixar: Elemental, Win or Lose, Elio, Inside Out 2

🎬 Walt Disney Pictures: Haunted Mansion, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, Mufasa: The Lion King, Peter Pan & Wendy

🎬 Lucasfilm: The Mandalorian Season Three, Ahsoka, Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season Two, Star Wars Visions Volume Two, The Acolyte, Indiana Jones 5

Closing the showcase was a special presentation of the wildly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water, directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, starring Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Kate Winslet. The film opens globally in theatres on December 16, 2022.

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific also announced today an expansion of its long-standing strategic collaboration with leading publishing house Kodansha to include Japanese anime. This expanded collaboration will include licensing exclusive SVOD anime titles based on manga produced by Kodansha that will be available exclusively on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar, starting with Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc.

“Our aspiration is for stories from the Asia Pacific region to be a key pillar for the next 100 years,” said Carol Choi, Executive Vice President of Original Content Strategy, The Walt Disney Company APAC. “Our curated content from APAC is a key part of the unparalleled storytelling and creative excellence The Walt Disney Company is known for, and we look forward to further showcasing storytelling excellence from the region on the world stage.”

Key highlights of the new APAC content slate include:

Japan:

🎬 Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc: The first title to be released as part of Disney’s expanded collaboration with Kodansha, Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc will see former bad boy Takemichi use his accidentally acquired powers of time travel to go back and save his high school girlfriend from being murdered by the Tokyo Manji gang, unwittingly changing the destinies of those around him.

🎬 Gannibal: A thrilling live-action adaptation of the hit manga about dark and mysterious disappearances in a remote Japanese village, Gannibal is co-produced by Teruhisa Yamamoto (producer of Academy Award® winner “Drive My Car”) and Tatsuya Iwakura, adapted for the screen by Academy Award® nominee Takamasa Oe (“Drive My Car”). This exciting new series will launch December 28 only on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.

🎬Dragons of Wonderhatch: From the mind of director Kentaro Hagiwara and producers Teruhisa Yamamoto (producer of Academy Award® winner Drive My Car) and Hitoshi Ito (The Boy and the Beast, Mirai) and Hideyuki Wakuta comes the first Disney+ Hotstar original fantasy series from Japan- Dragons of Wonderhatch. Featuring a groundbreaking combination of live-action and anime elements, this series tells the story of a high school girl who struggles to fit in with her classmates before being swept up on an adventure with a boy from another world who will forever change her destiny.

🎬House of the Owl: Starring Min Tanaka and Mackenyu, House of the Owl follows Ryutaro Ogami, Japan's number one fixer, revered for his ability to guide Japan’s politicians and most senior business leaders through sensational and career ending scandals unscathed. In this gripping fictional drama series we follow the fixer as he faces his most daunting challenge yet - dealing with a chain of events that could forever change Japan's politics, while also facing his family - the only people he can't control.

Korea:

🎬Call It Love: Directed by Lee Kwangyoung, the master of romantic dramas, Call It Love tells the story of a mistreated daughter who seeks revenge on her mistress after the sudden death of her father.

🎬Moving: Starring Ryu Seungryong, Han Hyojoo and Zo Insung, Moving is based on a popular webtoon by Kang Full and tells the story of three teenagers who discover they’ve inherited unusual powers from their secret agent parents

🎬Worst of Evil: Set in 1990s Korea, The Worst of Evil follows an investigative taskforce as their undercover officer, Park Joonmo, infiltrates a new criminal organization responsible for fuelling a trafficking triangle. Starring Ji Changwook, Wi Hajun and Lim Semi, production is currently underway on this exciting new crime drama.

🎬RACE: Written by acclaimed screenwriter Kim Roori, RACE is about a mediocre employee who unleashes her potential after discovering she was hired at her top-tier publicity company for diversity reasons.

🎬SUPER JUNIOR: THE LAST MAN STANDING: On November 6, 2005, a K-pop group SUPER JUNIOR 05, made their debut. First leaving their mark on Asia, they rapidly grew, becoming SUPER JUNIOR, and amazed audiences across the world. In SUPER JUNIOR: THE LAST MAN STANDING, viewers are taken behind-the-scenes in a one-of-a-kind exploration of SUPER JUNIOR and its members, offering new insights into the modern K-pop industry.

🎬BTS MONUMENTS: BEYOND THE STAR: An exclusive Disney+ Hotstar original, this music docu-series will chart the incredible journey of 21st century pop icons BTS. With unprecedented access to a vast library of music and footage over the past nine years, the series will feature the daily lives, thoughts and plans of BTS members, as they prepare for their second chapter.

🎬j-hope Solo Documentary (working title): Following pop star j-hope in the lead-up to his recently released solo album, this upcoming documentary features never-before-seen interviews with j-hope, a behind the scenes look at his solo album preparation process, his 2022 Lollapalooza performance and a unique look at the album’s listening party.

Indonesia:

🎬Hubungi Agen Gue! (The Talent Agency): An adaptation of the hit French series Dix Pour Cent (Call My Agent!), this dramatic comedy follows four agents in an Indonesian talent agency as they struggle to save their business following the unexpected death of the company’s founder. Starring Donny Damara, Hannah Al Rashid, Yoga Pratama and Lydia Kandou, each episode will feature A-listers guest-starring as themselves. Produced by legendary producers Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza (Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?) and SK Global Entertainment (Crazy Rich Asians), and directed by one of Indonesia’s top directors, Teddy Soeriaatmadja.

🎬Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2: After a wildly successful first season, Wedding Agreement The Series returns with a gripping new story. Starring Refal Hady as Bian and Indah Permatasari as Tari, season two opens three years after the first, with Bian suddenly deciding he needs to start over.

Australia - New Zealand:

🎬The Artful Dodger: The Artful Dodger is an international premium character drama set in the frontier colonies of 1850s Australia. Across eight episodes the scripted series explores the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves – The Artful Dodger – now a surgeon, who can’t shake his predilection for crime. From high-octane heists to life-and-death surgeries, glittering parties to colourful streets, this series is a rock’n’roll tale with an Aussie twist starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Pistol, The Queen’s Gambit), David Thewlis (Landscapers, Fargo), Maia Mitchell (Good Trouble, The Fosters) and Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Judy and Punch).

🎬The Clearing: Based on the acclaimed novel In the Clearing by J.P. Pomare, and inspired by cults throughout history, this is a story of buried trauma and the effect of being raised under the oppressive spell of Adrienne, a rare female cult leader. When Freya uncovers a secret plan to resurrect the long-dormant ‘Kindred’ with the kidnapped little girl from the news and her precious son Billy in their sights, her own warped childhood resurfaces. Set in the gothic isolation of the Australian bush, a forbidding landscape of dark-edged myth and speculation, The Clearing is an emotional and psychological thriller that burrows under the skin and inside the mind, blurring the lines between past and present, reality and nightmare.

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About Disney International Content & Operations 

The Walt Disney Company’s International Content & Operations (IC&O) group is responsible for developing and producing local and regional entertainment and sports programming outside the U.S. for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming services. IC&O was established in January 2022 as the Company’s fourth content creation unit, joining the Studios, General Entertainment, and Sports. In addition to local content development and production, IC&O oversees such regional operations as international linear channels, regional streaming, local ad sales, and local content sales and distribution in Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), India, and Latin America (LATAM).

About Disney+ Hotstar

Disney+ Hotstar is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. The flagship direct-to- consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ Hotstar is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content.

With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ Hotstar is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. For more, visit hotstar.com, or find the Disney+ Hotstar app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

PENGARAH AIR MATA, RASHID SIBIR TAMPIL DENGAN FILEM MENGUNDANG AIR MATA, ‘TILAM PERCA’

Thursday, 1 December 2022


PENGARAH AIR MATA, RASHID SIBIR TAMPIL DENGAN FILEM MENGUNDANG AIR MATA, ‘TILAM PERCA’ |
Sediakan Tisu Untuk Saksikan Babak Menyentuh Perasaan Lakonan Bintang Otai Norlia Ghani, Amerul Affendi, Nasir Bilal Khan, Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan, Didie Alias

Pengarah Rashid Sibir amat terkenal dengan sentuhan karya  yang menyentuh perasaan dan mampu mengundang air mata penonton seperti ‘Pondok Buruk’,‘Quran Buruk’, ‘Terbuka Pintu Syurga’, ‘Tanah Kubur’, kini kembali dengan buah tangan terbaru iaitu filem Tilam Perca. Filem dengan genre kekeluargaan ini akan mula ditayangkan bermula 3 Disember  2022 menerusi Di Pawagam Rumah Anda, Astro First saluran 480 atau boleh dilanggan menerusi platform penstriman On Demand atau Astro Go.

Pengarah Rashid sentiasa mempertaruhkan bintang-bintang otai dalam mengemudi watak-watak utama setiap naskhah arahannya. Begitu juga dengan Tilam Perca, di mana menggabungkan barisan pelakon hebat tanah air seperti Norlia Ghani, Amerul Affendi, Nasir Bilal Khan, Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan, Didie Alias, Datuk Rahim Razali dan Faradhiya. Pelakon serba boleh Amerul Affendi pada mulanya agak kekok apabila digandingkan dengan semua pelakon otai, namun setelah memasuki hari kedua penggambaran, Amerul mula mendapat keserasian bersama pelakon-pelakon senior.

Jalan cerita Tilam Perca amat dekat dengan masyarakat kita di mana ia mengangkat konflik kekeluargaan. Tilam Perca mengisahkan tentang seorang nenek yang sanggup bergadai nyawa dan harta untuk anak-anaknya, Pak Tan dan Pak Man. Namun, nenek tetap dilayan hina oleh kedua-dua lelakinya serta menantu yang tidak berperikemanusiaan. Sementara itu, orang kampung juga memandang hina terhadap nenek kerana menjaga cucu iaitu Akob yang seorang penagih. Namun Nenek sebagai ibu dan nenek masih cuba menerima semua dugaan dan masih menyayangi anak dan cucu.

Terdapat satu babak melumur telur ke muka Norlia Ghani yang harus dilakukan oleh Didie Alias, dan pengarah telah mengarahkan Didie Alias untuk membuat dengan kasar agar babak tersebut nampak semula jadi. Meskipun Didie Alias tidak sampai hati untuk berbuat demikian, namun atas sikap profesional kedua-dua pelakon tersebut, adegan itu berjaya dilaksanakan. Sementara itu, gandingan Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan dan Nasir Bilal Khan sebagai adik beradik amat menjadi dan kedua-dua pelakon pandai menggunakan ruang meskipun Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan lebih tua daripada Nasir Bilal Khan yang memegang watak sebagai abang.

“Saya suka menghasilkan sebuah naskhah yang mengetengahkan tentang drama kekeluargaan. Kali ini saya membawa subjek kasih seorang ibu buat anak-anaknya. Saya yakin filem sebegini jarang dipersembahkan di platform Astro First jadi saya cuba tampilkan Tilam Perca buat penonton serta sumbangan saya pada industri. Saya harap filem ini dapat menerima sambutan baik daripada penonton seisi keluarga. Dan saya mengharapkan filem ini bukan hanya memberi nilai hiburan semata-mata dan tetapi mampu menyampaikan nilai pengajaran seperti sayangi keluarga anda menerusi babak-babak yang disuntik dengan elemen kasih sayang.” - Rashid Sibir, Pengarah, Cerita Asal dan Skrip

Lagu tema Tilam Perca iaitu “Terlalu Rindu” merupakan nyanyian Halim Ahmad, hasil ciptaan dan lirik oleh penyanyi dan composer Halim Ahmad sepenuhnya. 

Saksikan filem Tilam Perca dan sediakan tisu untuk mengesat air mata anda bermula 3 Disember ini Di Pawagam Rumah Anda, Astro First bermula 3 Disember 2022. Untuk melanggan sila ke saluran 480 atau anda juga boleh strim di Astro Go atau On Demand. Dengan hanya RM15, anda boleh menonton selama 48 jam (2 hari) secara berulang-ulang. Ikuti info dan klip-klip menarik tentang filem ini menerusi akaun Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter Astro First, Astro Shaw dan Astro First.