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Dr. Mahathir Will Star In Local Film Screening This Sept—And It's Not About 1MDB

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dato’ Sri Dr. Mahathir is well known for being vocal in his opinions and he doesn’t back down easily from any challenge. However we certainly didn’t expect Dr. Mahathir to take up the challenge of something which doesn’t have much relation with politics—acting (although some might say that the world of politics has a lot to do with putting up an act as well).

Image Credit: Singapore Management University
Image Credit: Singapore Management University

If you’re interested to see Dr. Mahathir flaunt his acting skills on screen, you can catch him on in local movie Kapsul (directed by late Martias Mohd Ali), which will be released on September 17, 2015.

Dr. Mahathir will be appearing in the movie for 5 scenes, including one with Faizal Hussein (local Malaysian actor). Amru Najmi Osman, the producer of Kapsul said that Dr. Mahathir’s appearance in the movie has nothing to do with the current political situation. Nevertheless, he decided to accept the role because the story portrays the struggle of the Malays since pre-independence times.

Faizal Hussein (Image Credit: http://husnibaharudin.com/)
Faizal Hussein (Image Credit: http://husnibaharudin.com/)

“I believe his appearance will give an impact to the film as a whole, as it has a meaningful message and not merely just for the sake of producing a film,” Amru Najmi told The Sun Daily.

Plot of Kapsul (2015)

The story revolves around Zohri (Faizal) a young man who travels back in time to the year 1942. He helps defend the country from the Japanese soldiers and because of that he got to experience first-hand the suffering of the Malays before Independence Day.

The film was inspired from Dr. Mahathir’s vision regarding Wawasan 2020.

Image Credit: themalaysiantimes
Image Credit: themalaysiantimes

A total of 10 popular artists and 30 supporting actors were involved in the making of the film, including Shaharuddin Thamby and a special appearance by Internet millionaire, Irfan Khairi.

Grab your popcorn and watch Kapsul which will be screened nationwide on September 17.

 

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