Local movies that you can watch on eWayang
Writer: Ashraf Nasser
eWayang aims to add more local titles to its offerings.
Ever since the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the film industry across the globe has been badly affected, including in Malaysia where cinemas not only have to face repeated temporary closures but also abide by the strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Due to this, as well as cinemagoers' reluctance to step into cinemas during the pandemic, many film producers – be it local or international – have decided to postpone their movies' releases to next year.
Cinephiles, wary of visiting cinemas, have turned to video streaming platforms to catch up on movies and their favourite series. As the popularity of streaming platforms grows, film producers are not missing out on the chance to ride along.
A new streaming platform was recently launched, called eWayang, which allows viewers to watch various local films anytime, anywhere.
What's more interesting, viewers not only get to watch movies, they can also give to charity as RM1 from every ticket purchase worth RM15 will be donated to the country's COVID-19 fund.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the list of movies that are available now on eWayang, as well as the upcoming ones.
To those who missed out on watching "Nota", as it was only screened for a short period in cinemas due to lack of reception, here's your chance to watch Maya Karin and Hans Isaac starring as a pair of husband and wife. This crime thriller by Japanese director Yasu Tanaka revolves around the couple who is trying to fix their 10-year relationship, but something horrifying befalls them instead.
After sparking controversy with his first movie, Khir Rahman returns with his second work, a horror movie called "Bangunan". Apart from directing, Khir also stars in the movie along with Sein and Aqasha. In the movie, the three main characters are trying to film the supernatural as well as tell the tale of the people who mysteriously disappear from the building.
"Kisah Paling Gengster" (2013)
After the success of "Adnan Sempit", Shahiezy Sam appeared next in a serious action film, "Kisah Paling Gengster" directed by Brando Lee. It follows Remy, an often-bullied paramedic who one day saves the life of a gang leader. To repay him, the gangster offers him a spot in his gang. Aside from Sam, the movie also stars Mikail Andre, Wawa Zainal, Wan Hanafi Su, Fyza Kadir and more.
If you're a horror movie fan, "Jengka" is a must-watch as this Ramdan Che Hassan and Nyon Othman-helmed movie is based on a true story of a woman who miscarries while on a run at a palm plantation. But something mysterious occurs as the baby is said to still be alive and has been taken away by supernatural entities. The villagers who try to look for the baby face various terrifying incidents. The movie stars Riezman Khuzaimi, Romana Zamzam and Raja Azra as the leads.
This 2012 "Azura" is a remake of the classic 1984 movie with the same name. It marked the film debut by Neelofa, who was highly popular at the time following her Dewi Remaja 2009/10 win. The movie tells of a regular girl who falls in love with a rich man, but the man's family is against their relationship. Directed by Aziz M. Osman, "Azura" also features popular stars such as Datuk Afdlin Shauki, Shahz Jaszle and many more.
"M.O.X: Misi Operasi X" (2019)
It's not just Hollywood that has great spy films, Malaysia also has one called "M.O.X: Misi Operasi X", co-produced with Indonesia. It revolves around the titular spy agency that is trying to take down the secret organisation KFR13, which is involved in international terrorist acts. The Zulkifli M. Osman-directed movie stars Ebi Kornelis, Tya Arifin, Shareeta Selvaraj, Datuk Rashid and many more.
After nearly eight years, "TyIcKooUnS" will finally be released, though not in cinemas but on streaming platform eWayang. Directed by Izan Hailmey Mokhtar, the movie stars popular Malaysian and Indonesian actors such as Datuk Aaron Aziz, Bront Palarae, Anzalna Nasir, Derry Darajat, Anggun, Temon Templer and many more.
Aside from the movies listed above, eWayang will also be screening two new movies soon, which are "Wangi" and "Geran".
Cinema Online, 04 December 2020
eWayang is also offering several combo packages where viewers will get to purchase tickets for two, three or five movies at the same time at a lower price. Get more info at eWayang.com.