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Mumtaj Begum

entertainment@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Mumtaj Begum

5 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

The end is nigh for GoT, Avengers

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are eagerly awaiting the end of two iconic series: the finale of the hugely popular Game of Thrones and Marvel movie Avengers: Endgame. Colin, who heads the IT department at a telco company, is raring to watch Endgame, which opens in cinemas on April 24.

3 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Loud calls for Android box ban

Malaysian filmmakers: Government needs to take action to curb piracy.

20 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Most expensive Malaysian movie is set for a Sept 27 opening

KUALA LUMPUR: With a budget of RM10mil, Paskal the Movie is said to be the most expensive Malaysian movie made.

Pricey affair: The cast of ‘Paskal The Movie’ posing on the red carpet during its gala premiere at GSC Mid Valley, Megamall.
5 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Gobind: Let’s take our films to new heights

PETALING JAYA: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said he wants to see more Malaysian films that are thought-provoking and intelligent, in line with Malaysia Baru.

Star-studded event: ‘Rise: Ini Kalilah’ actors (from left) Shashi, Sangeeta and O’Dea walking the red carpet during the film’s premiere at 1 Utama in Petaling Jaya.
4 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysians mourn Mahadzir

PETALING JAYA: TV personality Datuk Mahadzir Lokman has passed away at the age of 61.

Leaving his mark: Mahadzir’s colleagues remember him as a stern but generous teacher and a kind man.
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26 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Munafik 2 teaser is out and already a hit

PETALING JAYA: Within 24 hours after the Munafik 2 trailer was released, the 127-second trailer clocked in more than two million views on multiple social media platforms, especially on Facebook.

Highly rated: A scene from ‘Munafik 2’.
20 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

From The Star to a star in ‘The King And I’

PETALING JAYA: From 2004 to 2005, Jon Chew was a journalist with The Star. Today, he works at West End in London, playing Prince Chulalongkorn in the musical The King And I.

5 Jun 2018 | 6:46 PM

Young, KL-born cinematographer making waves in international film fests

KUALA LUMPUR: Darius Shu’s work as director of photography for the English film Secret Child, is getting the attention of international film festivals.

Darius Shu on the set of 'Secret Child', where he serves as the film's director of photography. Photo courtesy of Darius Shu
6 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kollywood stars drop by for Natchathira Vizha festival

Petaling Jaya: Superstar Rajinikanth is back in his “second home” propelling the Natchathira Vizha 2018 Festival into full swing.

Superstar is in town: Abdul Malik (left) greeting Rajinikanth at KLIA.
31 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Still rocking at the box office

Do you hear the box office jingle?

One of the pioneers of Malaysian film was P. Ramlee, arguably the most influential local filmmaker of all time who churned out many hits in the late 50s and 60s.