10 March, 2011

Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa or The Kedah Annals is an ancient Malay literature that chronicles the bloodline of Merong Mahawangsa and the foundation of the Kedah, a state in Malaysia. Though there are historical accuracies, there are many incredible assertions. The era covered by the text ranged from the opening of Kedah by Merong Mahawangsa, allegedly a descendant of Alexander the Great of Macedonia till the acceptance of Islam

Merong Mahawangsa was a Hindu and there were nine Hindu rulers before Phra Ong Mahawangsa converted to Islam in 1136 and took the name Sultan Mudzafar Shah. The annal also describes Chola's attack on Kedah.The descendants of Phra Ong Mahawangsa is still ruling Kedah able to trace their lineage from Merong Mahawangsa. (source : wikipedia)

KRU Studios has completed the production of its feature film entitled "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa", which is also internationally known as "The Malay Chronicles : Bloodlines". This epic action adventure is directed by Yusry A. Halim.

Movie : Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa / The Malay Chronicles : Bloodline
Genre : Action / Epic
Director : Yusry Abdul Halim
Language : Malay / English

Cast : Stephen Rahman-Hughes, Jing Lu, Gavin Stenhouse, Craig Robert Fong, Eric Karl Henrik Norman, Keith Chong, Keith Chong, W. Hanafi Su, Dato' Rahim Razali, Khir Rahman, Ummi Nazeera, Nell Ng, Jehan Miskin, Umi Aida, Kuswadinata, Mano Maniam, Ravi Sunderlingam

Synopsis : Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ’The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. Merong Mahawangsa was a descendant of Alexander the Great, a renowned naval captain and traveler who came to Asia several hundred years ago. (read more here)

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Naaah, finally the movie hit the cinema today. Personally I am very looking forward and thrilled to watch the movie. But I am going to wait till next week because I am sure (really sure) that the cinema will jam-packed!! I am nervous but cannot wait what the papers will say tomorrow about the movie (hahaha). The trailer alone can make my jaw dropped, so I hope the movie can make everyone said WOW! 

Frankly speaking, I am so proud of this big budget movie made by the KRU's because it proves Malaysia Boleh! I read on the internet that the movie doesn't  aired yet but already 'balik modal'. RM8 million is not a small amount! How can you argue the fact, 72 countries already booked and agreed to aired the movie. Speaking about quality combines with international marketing strategy, that's how they managed to get the capital although the movie had not aired yet.

Orait, if you still clueless what I am talking the trailer below for yourself. Who knows, maybe you will run to the nearest cinema after this (hahaha). Support our local film industry. Do not buy the pirate CDs (@ @)

Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa (Trailer)

The Malay Chronicles : Bloodlines (Trailer)


  1. KRU brothers really make me proud....i cant wait to watch it too!

  2. Siuk kaini? Macam tidak siuk saja..hehehe

  3. nak tengok dulu n nak bagi penilaian lepas tuh..

    harap ianya berbaloi dan mendapat perhatian dunia.

  4. @gunsirit

    Siuk bah Mr. Guns, pertama kali dalam sejarah ni...hehe

  5. @ghost writer

    Tak sabar nak tengok tapi next week lah kot. Tadi pagi dah round-round kat internet cek review. So far, ramai yang puas hati..tak kurang juga yang merasa hampeh (haha). Apapun, at least KRU berani mencuba keluar dari kepompong selesa...

    One more thing, ada kah patut filem ni kena compare dengan 300, Trojan, Gladiator dan bla bla bla...Bajet 8 juta compare dengan bajet ratusan juta, of course lah hasilnya tak sama...

  6. @Che Kay

    Jeles nie!! Haha...
    So, what say you??

  7. after i tgk movie ni i just compare dengan Puteri Gunung Ledang. Movie ni hebat dari beberapa sudut, tapi masih ada yang boleh dimantapkan lagi. Bagi i PGL lebih menusuk kalbu. Mungkin bagi i je lah sebab byk review kata filem ni bagus. and cerita ni lebih ok dari filem thailand tajuk "Queen of Langkasuka" which is meminjam latar belakang dan merupakan hasil susur galur sejarah merong mahawangsa. =)


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