Rosnani Jamil is a producer, director, actor
and scriptwriter at 70.
DATIN Rosnani Jamil and Abdol Azez
Satta are two fine examples of how “age
does not matter”.
Rosnani, owner of ManjaFilms Sdn
Bhd, is a producer, director, actor and
scriptwriter at 70 and occasionally goes
to Hard Rock Café to listen to music.
Veteran actor and comedian Abdol
Azez, 80, can still drive from Kuala
Lumpur to Kota Baru and does not
expect his children to take care of him
either physically or financially.
Said Abdol Azez firmly, “Old is only
when you cannot get out of bed. If I can
continue to play my roles of an actor,
father and grandfather, then I’m not
The motherly Rosnani shared Abdol
“Why should I just stay home if I can
continue contributing?” she asserted.
“Old is just how you feel inside.”
‘Old is only
out of bed.’
Looking 10 years younger than their
ages, Abdol Azez and Rosnani were
among the guests at a Media Seminar
on Active and Productive Ageing held in
Kota Baru in December.
Abdol Azez, better known as Aziz
Satar, acted in the recent Pontianak
Harum Sundal Malam 1
and 2 and also in
Sri P. Ramlee
Rosnani won the
Zaman award at the 16th
Malaysian Film Festival in 2003.
She also directed her own movies in the
1980s that included Mawar Merah,
Antara Dua Hati and Amelia.
Rosnani admitted that even her own
children do not really approve of her
remaining active at work.
Some of them have asked her to stay
home instead and help look after the
“I told them, I’ve looked after my
husband and my children, I don’t really
want to look after grandchildren now,”
she said firmly withou