20 Feb – Five years after it was supposed to open in Malaysian cinemas, Namewee's "Banglasia" is finally getting its long-delayed release.
"Banglasia 2.0" is the title the movie goes by now, due to the fact that it is slightly different from the original movie as some of the scenes have been re-shot and re-edited.
This was done not only to accommodate the approval requirements of Malaysia's Film Censorship Board (LPF) but also to make it more relevant to the country's current political climate following last year's historical general election.
At the press conference held earlier today with director Namewee and producer Fred Chong, to announce the movie's upcoming release in Malaysia, Namewee revealed that there were only seven cuts made to the re-shot movie, compared to the 31 cuts previously suffered by the original movie.
Out of the seven cuts made, most of them were of scenes with homosexual undertone.