epic fantasy is Malaysia's
first musical feature-length film. It tells the story of Malik and his
older sister Ayu as they are whisked away to a surreal, mythical world,
where trees and animals [actually, all flora and fauna] can talk. Their
fairytale adventure puts them in contact with many popular legends and
myths from Maylay folklore. But the ultimate lesson is for Ayu and Malik
to discover the importance of family as they struggle to overcome their
fears and confusion in mysterious world of Magika.
Abdul Halim's eye-popping production won Best Film honors at the 2010
Malaysian Film Festival and proved to be a substantial box-office hit
throughout much of southeast Asia. Specifically, the movie deals with
Ayu (Diana Danielle) and Malik (Fimie Don) who are mourning after the
death of their mother. Malik feels guilty as he thinks he caused mom's
passing. One evening, after a fight with his sister, he goes wandering
in the woods, tumbles into a well, and finds himself in a fanciful world
called Magika. The evil Nenek Kebayan captures Malik, hoping to use him
as the main ingredient for a anti-aging potion, a herbal medicine made
from a child's tears. Ayu tries to save her brother but also unleashes
a dragon in the process.
film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen, 94 minutes;
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.