‘Juang’ premieres on September 5
IPOH: Pincer MBI Studio Sdn Bhd in collaboration with the Ipoh City Council (MBI) will organize a Ceremony Appreciating the Services of Malaysian Heroes and the Premiere of the Movie ‘Juang’ on September 5.
The ceremony will be held at the Golden Screen Cinema (GSC), Ipoh Parade here specifically to celebrate and appreciate the sacrifices of frontline workers when the country is at war with COVID-19.
The mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said the premiere which started at 8pm on Monday was expected to be attended by a number of famous directors and artists such as Jack Lim, Matt Lai, Aziz M Osman, Luqman Hafidz and Datuk Soo Wincci.
He also said that the release of the film also coincided with the month of independence and Malaysia Day which will be celebrated soon.
“The purpose of organizing this event is to appreciate the services and sacrifices of the frontline throughout the pandemic and endemic period of COVID-19 that hit Malaysia.
“This meeting is expected to be attended by representatives of the Menteri Besar of Perak, representatives of the Director General of Health Malaysia, state Exco, members of the State Assembly.
“The head of WHIP, MBI Councillors, Heads of State and Federal Departments and frontliners ,” he said.
He said this at a special press conference regarding the event held here on Thursday.
Also present were the Chief Executive Officer of Pincer MBI Studio Sdn Bhd, Kah Fee Yee, Member of the Board of Directors, Khairul Anuar Lodin and Executive Director Allyan Too.
Meanwhile, Kah Fee Yee or Thong said, Pincer MBI Studio Sdn Bhd became one of the strategic partners who played a role in the investment and promotion of the film.
“Pincer MBI Studio Sdn Bhd through partners is among the companies that play a role in helping to promote this film.
“We help in terms of marketing strategy to make the film a success,” he said.
In the meantime, he also talked about a few challenges that had to be faced during the filming of the film, when the number of cases of COVID-19 was still high.
“There were many challenges and difficulties to produce this film, especially for the actors and crew because at that time the standard operating procedure (SOP) was still strict.
“The most difficult thing is to find a hospital, because we really need a hospital to be used as a filming location.
“However, at that time the SOP did not allow us to film in the hospital, so we had to think of other ways to make it work.
“That is one of the difficulties we are facing, so we hope the public, especially the front-line workers, can support this film,” he added.
Previously, the media reported that Juang lined up multi-national actors such as Zul Ariffin, Zizan Razak, Janna Nick, Izzue Islam, Sangeeta Krishnasamy, Chew Kin Wah, Angelin Tan, Steve Yap and the appearance of the late Adibah Noor.
It shows the bitter pain inspired during two years of the country facing a pandemic that left a deep impression.
The film is reinforced with the theme song “Wira Hatiku” sung by Datuk Sheila Majid with musical accompaniment from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).
source – Aida Aziz