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Zunar confirms biopic about Anwar Ibrahim

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Farid Kamil plays the titular Opposition leader
Farid Kamil plays the titular Opposition leader

9 Nov – Satirical cartoonist Zunar recently confirmed rumours of an autobiographical film about Malaysian political icon Anwar Ibrahim.

The famous/infamous cartoonist (based on your political leanings), who is also set to executive produce the project, shared the news on Instagram today, revealing that the said film is currently being titled "Anwar".

The film, a Malaysia-Indonesia collaboration, is set to star Farid Kamil as the titular Opposition leader, with Acha Septriasa to play wife Wan Azizah and Hasnul Rahmat as the former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir.

Farid Kamil and Acha Septriasa star as Anwar and Wan Azizah
Farid Kamil and Acha Septriasa star as Anwar and Wan Azizah

Anwar is imprisoned
Anwar is imprisoned

The movie is helmed by Indonesian director Viva Westi of "Jenderal Soedirman" fame.

According to Zunar, the film will depict Anwar's struggle in politics as he goes against the corrupted system to his eventual imprisonment. It has been in the works since 2011 and will be showing in cinemas in 2023.

Hasnul Rahmat plays Tun Mahathir in the movie
Hasnul Rahmat plays Tun Mahathir in the movie

Zunar (right) as the executive producer
Zunar (right) as the executive producer



Cinema Online, 09 November 2022


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