Friday, September 03, 2004


They’ve put it up there, together with ‘Titanic’, as one of the greatest love epic of all time and I definitely agree, in fact doubly so because it is a Malaysian production.

In my opinion, Puteri Gunung Ledang IS a masterpiece. You can see the love and the effort that all those involved had wholeheartedly put into this film.

The characterization is superb. One can feel the overwhelming love of the Gusti Putri. One can more than sense the internal struggle in the heart of the Laksamana. One can practically see the wheels turning in the crafty Bendahara’s mind. From the mightiest of kings to the lowliest of rakyat, everyone was in place.

The scenes captured were true and beautifully radiant. The special effects and CG images were surprisingly realistic and suitable to each situation. The fight scenes were well choreographed and unmistakably silat. The blend of modern and gamelan music brings out the spirit of each scene and make it come alive.

I realize that though many will agree with me, there will be just as many who will disagree. But I implore you; go watch this movie with an open mind and hopefully you will come out feeling as pleasantly wonderstruck as I was and still am.

(Note: For a more detailed review, please visit

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