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Skim Wajib Tayang's 1st Tamil movie

Writer: Peter Chai


Malaysian Tamil movies are beginning to gain more public attention among the locals.

24 Apr – Locally-produced Tamil movie "Adutha Kattam" by director Murali Krishnan Munian is set to be screened in cinemas on July, but what makes it different from previous Tamil movies is that the thriller will be the first Tamil movie to experience the benefits from Malaysia's National Film Development Corporation's (FINAS) Skim Wajib Tayang, which previously, only covers Malay and Chinese movies.

In a public statement by the movie's producers, NGP Film Sdn. Bhd, they said, "NGP Film would like to express its gratitude to FINAS over its commitment in developing the film industry in Malaysia."

"Adutha Kattam" is a horror thriller that centres on a series of events that take place after a woman's car stalls at a lonely road en route to her hometown from nightfall to daybreak. The film will also be screened in Singapore and India.

For those who do not know, Skim Wajib Tayang is a government sanction that requires cinema exhibitors to screen local films in their biggest hall for a minimum period of two weeks, in order to provide local filmmakers with the edge it needs to compete with Hollywood blockbusters and other foreign movies.


Cinema Online, 24 April 2012


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