Movie Details

Rise: Ini Kalilah

The movie is comprised of six inter-related stories that tell of the frantic days leading up to the most important election ever in Malaysia. It follows the lives of everyday people, who come together for their common love: their country. Each of the stories told shows the meaning of being a true Malaysian.

Language: English / Malay / Tamil / Chinese
Subtitle: English / Chinese
Classification: G
Release Date: 20 Sep 2018
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Distributor: Cathay Cineplexes
Cast: Remy Ishak, Mira Filzah, Sangeeta Krishnasamy, Jack Tan, Shashi Tharan, Jenn Chia
Director: Saw Teong Hin, Nik Amir Mustapha, M.S. Prem Nath
Format: 2D


Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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The Good, the Bad and the Rising Nation:

Six different characters, six different stories, all striving towards the same goal: to see a better Malaysia.

Despite there being three directors helming six stories, the movie moves fluidly, the stories connect with one another seamlessly especially when they finally intertwine during the movie's climax.

Painting realistic portraits of various Malaysians and their actions leading up to arguably the most historic election to have ever taken place in the nation, audiences watching the movie feel drawn to it because there is a real connection between them and the characters.

Sacrificing for one's own country and upholding justice during the election are the two themes most prominent in the movie, also ones that make local audiences watching feel the most patriotic.

One of the characters highlighted in the movie is a foreign journalist played by Mark O'dea, through him we see how even foreigners are moved by the patriotism coursing through Malaysians' veins.

Shashi Taran, Sangeeta Krishnasamy, Jack Tan, Remy Ishak and Mira Filzah round up the main cast, each playing their own important part on the election day itself.

Though executed in a simple way, no flashy special effects needed, the movie conveys exactly what it means to convey: the sense of patriotism shared by Malaysians.


• After GE14 took place on 9 May 2018, the production cast and crew had only three months to finish "Rise: Ini Kalilah" before the movie hits theatres on Malaysia Day.

Cinema Online, 14 September 2018
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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