Jojo talks "29 Februari"

  • Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling
    Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling

    Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik never quarrelled or fought, despite being in different parties with competing ideas about politics. This was because the former MCA chairman and the late DAP stalwart had forged a friendship at university, which Dr Ling said stood the tests that politics threw at... …

  • Law students hold candlelight vigil for Karpal
    Law students hold candlelight vigil for Karpal

    A group of first-year law students held a candlelight vigil at the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, tonight for their idol, the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh. The students had planned an impromptu vigil for Karpal, who they credited with inspiring them to take up law as a career choice. “We planned the event on Facebook and word got... …

  • Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’
    Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’

    GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — Karpal Singh’s loyal aide Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, who also died in the accident that killed Karpal yesterday, was almost like Karpal’s “other half”. The trained... …

  • Umno lawyer calls Karpal ‘one of the most ethical criminal lawyers’
    Umno lawyer calls Karpal ‘one of the most ethical criminal lawyers’

    Umno lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah had plenty of encounters in the courts with the late Karpal Singh but today, he paid tribute to the veteran lawyer who died in an accident yesterday. Shafee said Karpal was “one of the most ethical criminal lawyers” he used to appear with while acting as deputy public prosecutor or counsel for the... …

  • Gerakan calls Karpal elder statesman, Samy Vellu cries over news of death
    Gerakan calls Karpal elder statesman, Samy Vellu cries over news of death

    In an ultimate accolade, Gerakan, DAP’s political rival in Penang, today praised Karpal Singh as an elder statesman and a true Malaysian. State Gerakan deputy president Datuk Dr Cheah Soon Hai said Karpal was one of the few people in the country who had left a legacy. He said the former DAP chairman was a legend in both the political and... …

  • Abdullah pays tribute to Karpal’s life of service – Bernama
    Abdullah pays tribute to Karpal’s life of service – Bernama

    Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Karpal Singh, who died in a road accident yesterday, led a life of tireless commitment and service to the people.  “We are poorer for the loss of a great legal mind and a crusader for justice and human rights," he said as he extended condolences to the family of the former DAP chairman and... …

30 Aug – Former Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant finalist Jojo Goh takes her fame one step further by playing the female lead in Edry Abdul Halim's latest directorial feature "29 Februari", for which she has to learn a Malay dialect.

"Even though my character Lily is a local Chinese girl, I don't want to speak Bahasa Melayu with Chinese accent. I want to speak our national language with the proper Malay words and accent, so that the audience will not feel awkward when they listen to my interactions with Remi Ishak's character Budi," said the "Summer Brothers" star.

Known for her spontaneous style in television hosting and brilliant acting in local Chinese drama for years, Goh admitted that she was overwhelmed by the filming process for the historical feature, as she mostly acted in Chinese-speaking productions before joining the cast of Malaysia's first ever stereoscopic 3D film.

She remarked, "After getting the script, I have to familiarise with the Malay intonations in a very short period. Honestly, it was really stressful for me because acting in a Malay piece is a new experience for me. I needed some time to adapt."

When asked why they have chosen to film "29 Februari" in stereoscopic 3D, director Edry's brother, Norman, responded, "We normally watch movies in 35mm format and 2D. 2D has given us a clearer picture on the big screen but watching a movie with 3D glasses will experience the graphics and objects in a whole new way. It lets us be somewhat in the film."

Edry said that the production team had taken a lot of effort and a long time to do research on the country's historical events for the story.

"We have a list of all the historical events that happened in Malaysia. We spent a long time choosing what to use for our film. Eventually, we picked out those that were more significant to the people, such as the British era, Japanese Occupation, Independence Day and so on," said Edry.

"29 Februari" tells the story of Budi, a man who is born on the leap day of 29 February, resulting in him only ageing a year in every four years. While tis unique condition leads him to face various hardships in his life, such as the death of loved ones due to his long life, it also enables Budi to witness the development of his country and experience some of Malaysia's important historical events.

The film was shot in 40 days at various locales such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Taiping, and stars local actor Remy Ishak as Budi, while Jojo Goh plays his love interest Lily. The other stars of "29 Februari" include Izzue Islam, Fizz Fairuz, Riz Amin, Chew Kin Wah and Teng Ti Chan.

"29 Februari" will be released in 3D, 2D and 35mm formats at cinemas nationwide on 30 August. The film will also see release in Singapore on 6 September and Brunei soon.

Follow @YahooMalaysia on LINE for daily news updates.

Comments on Yahoo pages are subject to our link to Comments Guidelines. You are responsible for any content that you post. Yahoo is not responsible or liable in any way for comments posted by its users. Yahoo does not in any way endorse or support comments made by its users.

  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy The Malay Mail Online
    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister... …

  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

    As the nation mourns the passing of a great politician, BN MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad insulted the late Karpal Singh by posting a picture of the veteran politician's blood-smeared face as he lay in his Toyota Alphard following a tragic accident this morning. Along with the Facebook picture was a newspaper cutting on Karpal being opposed to the... …

  • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

    Initial investigations have revealed that Karpal Singh’s Toyota Alphard crashed into a five-ton lorry in the accident yesterday that claimed his life and that of his assistant, Perak police said today. State police chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also dismissed rumours and speculation that the accident was caused by the lorry crashing... …