Local film’s ‘lewd’ trailer pulls brickbats from religious figures, netizens

Local film’s ‘lewd’ trailer pulls brickbats from religious figures, netizens

One urges govt to reconsider approval for flick’s premiere due to ‘extreme obscenity’

Pulau features a cast with several notable local personalities, including renowned actor Namron, beauty pageant titleholder Sanjna Suri, model and actress Amelia Henderson, and Malaysian Penthouse cover girl and online pornography star Siew Pui Yi

KUALA LUMPUR – Local movie Pulau’s trailer is on the receiving end of brickbats from various sectors, including religious figures who are spewing vitriol at the horror thriller for stepping out of line with its seemingly salacious content.

In a Facebook post today, Malaysia Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations president Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid urged the Film Censorship Board to reconsider its green light for the film’s premiere.

“Based on the movie’s trailer, there are many obscene scenes which are not suitable for public viewing.

“We object to any media content that depicts extreme obscenity and which goes against the Rukun Negara (tenet) on courtesy and morality,” he said.

Similarly, former deputy religious affairs minister Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary appears to be baffled by how ministers have yet to voice their thoughts or react to the ostensibly raunchy trailer.

“The ‘Pulau’ film contains over-the-top lewd clips. How come no minister has spoken up (about the matter)?” he questioned in a brief Facebook post today.

The flick, produced by My Way Pictures in collaboration with Film Force Studios, is set to hit the big screens on March 9.

It features a cast with several notable local personalities, including renowned actor Namron, beauty pageant titleholder Sanjna Suri, model and actress Amelia Henderson, and Malaysian Penthouse cover girl and online pornography star Siew Pui Yi.

While the trailer has received its fair share of criticism from netizens, some were also quick to jump to the movie’s defence, pointing out that moviegoers can opt to not watch the film if it makes them uncomfortable.

Twitter user, @amrufateh asserted that Pulau’s official poster had been plagiarised from that of the 2020 thriller film, Fantasy Island.

Like several other users, he also called on Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil to “be responsible” and do his job.

The film’s trailer, which was shared online four days ago, now has over 331,000 views on YouTube as well as upwards of 4,360 shares on Twitter at the time of writing.

source – The Vibes

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