A Malaysian film inspired by events of the 14th General Election will be released next month, in conjunction with Malaysia Day. Rise: Ini Kalilah features a star-studded cast which includes Remy Ishak, Jack Tan, Sangeeta Krishnasamy and Mira Filzah.

Rise: Ini Kalilah follows the lives of various Malaysians on the days leading up to the GE14 on May 9. It feature the stories of a student in London rushing to deliver a postal vote as well as a businessman in turmoil over politically-motivated criminal charges.

The film is directed by Saw Teong Hin, Nik Amir Mustapha and Prem Nath.  Production for the film was completed in three months and it was shot in various locations across Malaysia, Singapore and Britain.

“This is by far the most challenging project I have ever been involved in but also the most satisfying to see an all-Malaysian team working hand-in-hand together,” Saw said in a press statement.

Rise: Ini Kalilah is produced by Prodigee Film, Filmmaker Studio and WebTVAsia. The release of the film was announced today (Aug 2) at Finas in Kuala Lumpur. It will open at cinemas nationwide on Sept 13.

Remy Ishak. Photo: The Star

Sangeeta Krishnasamy. Photo: The Star

Mira Filzah. Photo: The Star

Jack Tan. Photo: The Star