Inspired by #GE14, The Trailer to ‘RISE: Ini Kalilah’ Has Netizens Pumped

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As Malaysians, we went through one of the most intense and historical elections earlier this year. We can’t deny that the drama and emotions were heart-felt as we went through it together as a nation, bringing us closer to a “New Malaysia” by the end of it all.

Now you can relive the intensity in the upcoming movie Rise: Ini Kalilah. Heavily inspired by #GE14, although fictional, the movie loosely shows and defines what Malaysia experienced.

The 100-minute long feature film is said to be inspired by Malaysians from all walks of life coming together to vote for change. Its told through 6 inter-related tales set during the frantic days leading to the historic win by Pakatan Harapan. As each story unfolds, certain themes of patriotism are brought up–our guess is the showrunners are trying to define what is New Malaysia–with respect, hope, standing up for yourself, fighting for your rights, redemption, and building the future providing a rather standard, local-skewed view of Malaysianism (that’s how we like to call it). We wonder where are the heavier themes like transcendence from backward traditions, acknowledgement of equality and national reconciliation? Guess no one can fit all that into 100 minutes.


Starring a multiracial cast, this is WebTVAsia’s first feature film and original production; and in collaboration with production outfits Prodigee Film and Filmmaker Studio, it was helmed by a trio of visionary, critically-acclaimed directors Saw Teong Hin (Puteri Gunung Ledang), Nik Amir Mustapha (Terbaik Dari Langit) and Prem Nath (Vere Vazhi Ille). To make it more gila, this whole thing was created in the time-span of just three months!

The trailer dropped yesterday, and netizen are keen to come down and support this film. Many were excited and hoping that the turn out will be great. See it for yourselves and watch the trailer below:

The movie is set to be released in cinemas on Malaysia Day this 16 September ’18.

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