Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ummi Nazeera @ "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa" (The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines) Premiere

This is Ummi Nazeera. Love the bling bling bag that she was holding for the running pose! She did it so elegantly on a pair of killer heels too. I think those are Louboutins.

We caught up with her at the premiere of "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa" (The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines) at Cathay Cineplex, e-Curve on 7 March 2011. She was back for a holiday cum promotional tour for Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa from Melbourne.

Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa is the first Malaysia big budgeted action packed epic. KRU Studio is doing the local movie industry a boost and elevate themselves to the level of real players in the international film market. It is awash with lavish set, elaborate costumes and a great sense of granduer of the ancient kingdom, where two great civilisations from Rome and China met.

Ummi Nazeera plays Embok, a native girl who becomes Merong Mahawangsa's love interest and later queen of the kingdom, Langkasuka.

I must say I am VERY impressed with the movie. It is action-packed with stunningly choreographed fights and a bloody body count that equals the movie 300. I am not sure what is the rating of this movie but some scenes are quite gory for children, like head decapiting and throat slitting war scenes.

Stephen Rahman-Hughes - muscular, testosterone infested and looks great with a wig - all you need to make a titular ancient hero! Check out his running pose HERE.

Norman Abd Halim of KRU Studios.

Sharifah Amani. She doesn't have a starring role in the movie. But she is involved in the movie as assistant stunt director. She is also romantically link with Gavin Stenhouse, who plays the Roman prince.

Nani all ready for the action!

The director of Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa, Yusry Abd Halim.

A popular local Chinese singer and movie maker, Ah Niu also attended the premiere. He was seen giving a DVD if his movie, Ice Kacang Puppy Love to Norman Abd Halim. A potential collaboration in the future?

Edry Abd Halim of KRU Studios.

Dashing singer, Anuar Zain who contributed his "action-packed" vocals to the theme song for Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa, Sedetik Lebih.

If you are looking fo actions, this movie doesn't disappoint. There is a little bit of romance thrown too but nothing that raises the hormones. LOL!. Overall, I love the movie - with good acting,beautiful cinematography, excellent action sequences, nicely integrated CGI, and everything needed to make for a fine movie watching experience. Two thumbs up for KRU Studios!

Like Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa on Facebook HERE.

If you like this movie, you might wanna check out Queens of Langkasuka, a Thai big budgeted, CGI-laden epic of warriors and pirates. :)


Ummi Nazeera tweeted and confirmed her shoes are Louboutin! And she used my pic for her Twitter profile pic. How sweet! Thanks Ummi!


yiang said...

thanks for the great post abt hikayat merong mahawangsa :)

Unknown said...

thanks for your review. love the loboutins...really loboutins ar?...:-)

will go for the movie, in support of malaysian made movies!

Unknown said...

thanks for your review, will look out for this movie for sure.

btw, the next time you take a photo of any loboutins, you must take the read underside of the shoes. :-)

Ecah Shafiee said...

Pergh..baru lepas g tgok..rse nak tgok sgt..

Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa 5 Star From Me

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Mula2 hebattt tengok graphic,angle view apa semua lepas tu mood aku hilang n ada jugak penonton angkat terus blah bila dlm adengan kayu beberapa kerat je jatuh...semua 30+ org garuda mampus mcm tu jeee...adui yay mengarutt betul lahh partt tuuu sedeh betuii spoiler terbesar dlm cerita merong nii...sedeh2

Elara said...

Hi! I'm borrowing your Anuar Zain pic for my post here:

Let me know if you want me to remove the pic ya? Thanks! :)

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