Get ready some tissues, your favourite “blankie” and a shoulder to cry on because one of the most beautiful love stories is about to hit your television screen.
Memori Cinta Suraya tells the story of love, betrayal and greed, and everything else that comes with a love triangle that involves a man who has lost his memory.
Two girls and one man who has no clue what’s going on? Now, that is drama.
The show is currently in production in Langkawi Island and features up-and-coming Malaysian talents Anzalna Nasir and Hisyam Hamid.
Hisyam plays Rayyan, a man who seemingly has everything one needs in life – success and wealth. However, all is not so perfect in Rayyan’s little precious world as his gold-digging fiancee Irina is only after his wealth and would not recognise love even if it bit her in her pretty face.
Blinded by her beauty, Rayyan is oblivious to the scheming ways of Irina who is just bidding her time to snag one of the richest young men in the country.
Things change when Rayyan is involved in a terrible accident and loses his memory. He meets Suraya, a humble and beautiful girl with a big heart and much love to share. She gradually falls in love with Rayyan, who has no recollection of his past, but eventually, life – and Irina – catches up to them.
Memori Cinta Suraya is an adaptation of the hit Mexican telenovela Siempre Tuya Acapulco/A Love To Remember, and is the fruition of the partnership of Azteca, one of the world’s largest producers of Spanish language programming, South East Asia’s leading pay TV broadcaster and producer Astro, and production house Global Station.
Astro and Global Station will co-produce Azteca telenovela formats adapted to suit the Malaysian fans as well as global production values that will appeal to regional audiences.
In a press release, Astro content group vice president Agnes Rozario said: “Telenovelas have taken the world by storm in recent years. This partnership gives Astro the opportunity to participate in the phenomenon and reach out to our audience and with TVAzteca’s global distribution footprint. We hope to penetrate the diverse markets beyond Malaysia.”
“A Love To Remember was a highly successful telenovela and we are confident that the adaptation of this emotionally charged telenovela will enjoy similar success.”
Memori Cinta Suraya is scheduled for a premiere on Astro sometime at the end of the year and will be made available for worldwide distribution.