Petaka - Syurga ini Milikmu [Movie Review]

Petaka - Syurga Ini Milikmu [Movie Review] | It has been quite some time since I reviewed Malaysian movies. And as luck has it, I came across Petaka. 

When I saw the lineups, I know that the movie is going to really pique my interest. 

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SYNOPSIS

Petaka (2021) Trivia
  • Directed by: Azhari Zain
  • Production companies: Arie Zaharie Production Sdn Bhd, AA Success Pictures Sdn Bhd
  • Distributed by: Astro First
  • Release date: Feb. 4. 2021
  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Language: Malay
  • The movie is shot in 12 days in Jerlun, Kedah and Bukit Kayu Hitam. 
  • This is Coki's first film. 
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Sham lives with his ailing mother and younger sister, Ekin in a run-down rent house after his mother sold their house to Pak Ya. He works odd jobs to make ends meet - to bring food to his family and for his mum's medication. 

Haziq is a furniture dealer who works with a very demanding Dato' Jamil. Dato' Jamil is his supposedly supplier who manages to get great deal items from the border of Malaysia-Thailand and Haziq gets to sell off the item with a huge profit margin.

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On one fateful day, Sham was just dropping off ikan sepat for Coki when Haziq stops by Coki's mum, Kak Jah's restaurant for lunch. Haziq confided to Kak Jah that he needs an employee and he needs it fast. Kak Jah recommends Sham for the job. 

After much consideration, Sham agrees to work for Haziq. His first task was to drive to a location, pick up the items and drive straight to the store. Ima, Haziq's assistant is to accompany Sham on his first job.

Haziq's only rules are 'DON'T BE NOSY, DON'T ASK ABOUT THE DELIVERY ITEMS AND DON'T BE LATE'.

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When Sham agrees to the rules, Haziq gives him his first payment. And it was RM2,000 - Haziq was surprised to learn that he will earn that much for every delivery. But as he trusts Haziq, he didn't give much thought about the delivery. 

When he returns to the shop safely with the items, Ima gives him a company car. Ima tells him that he passes the first test and is now the official driver for the company. 

His mum questions his job at first but when he reassures her that the job is legit, she just keeps silent. Sham keeps his job and starts saving his salary to buy a wheelchair for his mum and her treatment and ultimately, he manages to save enough to buy back their family home from Pak Ya.

Despite all the rules, I still ask 'What is he delivering?' 

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MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.8/ 5.0 A great movie about innocent people and businesses being used as drug mules. And timely too as the pandemic makes people do indescribable things to make ends meet. 

There's no twist in the movie - it is very much straight forward. The script-writing is very heart-warming and I cried at some points because some of the scenes hit too close to home. 

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0 With the great line-ups and a good script-writing, the delivery is on-point. Wan Maimumah's performance as Mak is very believable and her scripts made me cry. 'Jadilah umpama Quran buruk, tetap mulia tempatnya. Jangan menjadi kain buruk, dibuang tak dipandang'. Or something along that line. I'm a bit crybaby when it comes to ailing mother as I am missing my own mother - I haven't seen my mother for over a year now. 

Azman as a very naive Sham is very natural. I believed that he doesn't really acting when it comes to assisting Mak as he was away for quite sometime from the entertainment arena to assist his real mother - so you can tell that his feeling during some scenes are real. Some actors you could tell if they are faking it but he looks natural in the paddy field, wading through the mud. 

Nabila Huda? Her lines were not much but her delivery is powerful as ever. Jaja Iliyes and Coki's performance were also great - they were a natural. PU Azman as a bad person? Bravo PU. 

Will I watch it again: I would as a great piece deserves a re-run. 

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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16 Comments

  1. Wow pelakon dia mantap2 ya semua. Coki pun ada. Mesti ramai followers dia pun tengok cerita Petaka ni. Thanks review. Nak tengok!

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  2. I'm not a fan of Malay movies. But reading your review makes me wanna watch this movie. The storyline and plot sounds interesting and realistic. I'm sure it's intriguing also. Thank you for sharing this awesome review, Rawlins.

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  3. When reading this review, i reflected that I have long long time didnt watch a Malay movie/ drama, thanks for sharing this amazing review, I think I will watch this :D cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  4. Lamanya tak tengok movie. Sekarang busy dengan pdpr pulak..hehe. Btw, bila ada Nabila Huda sure jalan cerita jadi menarik sebab dia memang pandai bawak perwatakan. Nak cari ruang untuk layan gak

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  5. Ramai pulak update cite ni, nak kena tengok juga laaa tapi Sis takde astro first.. ada tv lain ke main cite ni Rawlins?

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  6. Menarik pulak jalan cerita ni ye! kena tunggu release kat Netflix la! I don't have Astro First too.. Nabila Huda memang great actress kan.. always sampai apa yang cuba disampaikan... (Y)

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  7. Wow kalau ade Nabila mesti crita ni best. Baca sinopsis pun nampak suspen je.Atro first ada, boleh la tengok ni.

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  8. Suka tengok wan maimunah berlakon. Jalan cerita macam best.macam cerita transporter plak

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  9. Tak pernah tengok lagi filem ni. Jalan cerita dia nampak menarik.Okay weekend nanti iena boleh tengok since review rawlins pun best kan

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  10. Been a long time since I watched any Malay movies because they're mostly genres that I don't like: comedy, horror, horror comedy, romantic comedy. This one seems different.

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  11. yay finally a local movie review! i love malay movies, the story line agak dramatik ckit but so addictive to watch!

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  12. I gotta agree with you about the plot, it reflects on what we are experiencing right now. What people will do when their backs are against the wall.

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  13. pelakon semua hebat2 ni. walau cerita ni takde twist dan straight forward namun mesej dalam movie ni mesti best kan sebab ada PU Azman tu. mesti cerita bermoral

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  14. Aku suka lakonan abel. Nanti nak ygkla cerita ni.. x popular di socmed tapi.menarik

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  15. Thanks for sharing this movie, I will watch when I have the chance. Now still busy busy ~

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  16. Suka lakonan Manila Huda. Memang in watak apa pun dengan dia. Best movie ni

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