KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 (Bernama) -- Local film director Ahmad Idham is expected
to produce a romantic movie inspired by the song "Gerimis Mengundang."
The song was given a new take by Harvey Malaiholo and Dayang Nurfaizah and
was arranged by Andi Rianto from Indonesia.
The film, to be produced by Excellence Pictures Sdn Bhd and E-rama Creative
Sdn Bhd, will be shot on location in Sabah and Indonesia with cooperation from
industry players from Malaysia and Indonesia.
Datuk Md Affendi Hamdan, the executive chairman of E-rama Creative, said
that the movie is expected to be received well in Indonesia because the song,
which was popularised by the group Slam, was a hit in Jakarta.
"The song Gerimis Mengundang, which is loved by music enthusiasts there, has
been translated into 13 Indonesian dialects so we feel that a movie based on the
song is appropriate."
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"We hope this film will also strengthen ties between Malaysia and Indonesia
as well as the film industry in both countries," he told reporters after the
song''s launch in Kuala Lumpur today.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Idham said they were still in the process of selecting
actors for the movie. He adds that the process will be finalised soon so filming
"Basically the story is about a helicopter pilot from Sabah, Malaysia, who
falls in love with an Indonesian woman who visits her sick aunt on an island in
Sabah," he said.
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