Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa / The Malay Chronicles

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Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa is an epic feature film that has mass appeal, with its visual representation of ancient Malay, Roman and Chinese civilisations. It represents a bold move by KRU Studios to portray on film a motion picture based on actual Malay legends and folklore with a cast of international acting talent, including from Hollywood and Hong Kong. 

Based loosely on the historical document entitled ‘Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa’, the motion picture of the same name is action-packed, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences that take Malaysia film-making to the next level. With visual comparisons and production methods akin to blockbuster films such as ‘300’ and ‘The Lord of The Rings’, ‘Merong Mahawangsa’ promises to create a motion picture experience that truly appeals to a wide audience, both regionally and globally.

GenreEpic, Action Adventure
Release Date10th March 2011
LanguageMalay, English
DirectorYusry Abdul Halim
CastStephen Rahman Hughes, Ummi Nazeera, Gavin Stenhouse, Jing Lusi, Craig Robert Fong, Khir Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su
NotablesBest Film, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Music Score, Best Theme Song, Best Costume, Best Poster at FFM 24. Best Art Direction, Best Costume Designer, best Audio Production, Best Visual effects at Anugerah Profima 2012



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