PETALING JAYA: The controversial film “Tanda Putera” will see its release date put off even further and may now only be shown next year.
Film director Datin Paduka Suhaimi Baba said this was due to the editing cut-off point last Tuesday, which had delayed the promotional and marketing activities for its initial premiere on Nov 15.
“There is a big possibility that the film will only be shown next year. We will announce it again once we get a new date from the Skim Wajib Tayang' (Compulsory Screening Scheme),” she said in a four-paragraph statement to mStar Online on Wednesday.
Apologising over the postponement, Suhaimi said she hoped that everyone would continue to support the film.
The film, which boasts an ensemble cast of Rusdi Ramli, Zizan Nin, Faezah Elai and Linda Hashim, has come under fire, especially from the Opposition, for its portrayal of the May 13 riots.
The latest postponement will be the second time the screening had to be put off after the original date of Sept 13.
The film took RM4.8mil to produce and is the work of Pesona Pictures together with National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
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