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Munafik

Adam is a Muslim medical practitioner who is unable to accept the fact that his wife is no longer in this world. When he agrees to treat a woman named Maria, strange and unsettling things start to happen.

Language: Malay
Subtitle: English
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 25 Feb 2016
Genre: Horror
Running Time: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
Distributor: Rex Cinemas Pte. Ltd.
Cast: Syamsul Yusof, Nabila Huda, Fizz Fairuz, Pekin Ibrahim
Director: Syamsul Yusof
Format: 2D

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Writer: Ashraf Nasser

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Watch this if you liked: "Khurafat"

The Good, the Bad and the Hypocrite:

When one of his earlier films, "KL Gangster 2", was leaked and pirated before it hit the silver screen, young director Syamsul Yusof has been absent from the film-directing business for almost four years. Now, he finally picks himself up from his traumatic past by presenting his latest work, "Munafik".

This would be the director's second horror film after "Khurafat", which performed exceedingly well at the local box office.

Even though the horror genre is overly done in the local film industry, the director managed to pull his film off with his insightful direction, turning it into another masterpiece that overtakes some of his best works from the past.

The storyline, dialogues and performances are all very well-executed, and some of the scenes will make the audience uneasy where they will keep fidgeting at the edge of their seats. Also, the film doesn't even need to use excessive jump scares or horror elements, as the plot itself is already solid and strong, with some really smart twists slipped in.

The cast did a job well-done, especially Syamsul Yusof himself, as his role as an Ustaz appeared to be very realistic. Not only that, Nabila Huda also delivered an amazing performance with her character Maria who had conflicting and heavy emotions.

With its beautiful cinematography and special effects which are not too overly done, the film is more than just an entertaining horror film, behind it also lies lessons and moral values that can serve as guides to the Muslims.


Trivia:

• One of the shooting locations took place at an actual haunted mansion in Puchong.


Cinema Online, 23 February 2016
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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