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A Movie About Tun M’s Perjuangan To Becoming PM Again Is Releasing Next Year

The movie will be released in time for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s birthday next year.

Cover image via Mahathir/TheJourneyFacebook

The life story of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, after stepping down as the fourth prime minister to his reappointment as the seventh, will be made into a movie

The movie, titled 'Mahathir, The Journey', will depict Dr Mahathir's journey between 2003 and 2018, reported New Straits Times.

It is set to begin filming this December and will be released in July 2020, in conjunction with Dr Mahathir's 95th birthday.

The movie will also feature some untold events of Dr Mahathir's perjuangan (struggles) to get re-elected as the seventh Prime Minister

'Mahathir, The Journey' director, Dr Hatta Azad Khan.

Image via Mahathir, The Journey/Facebook

Directed by Dr Hatta Azad Khan, who is known for directing 'Wayang' and 'Kembar Siang', the movie will be made on a RM6 million budget, reported Berita Harian.

"We conducted a seven-month study to uncover the story of Tun's struggles," said producer Yusof Kelana.

"(The movie) is inspired by true stories. Some parts will unfold the events following Tun's resignation in 2003. Some parts will unfold events that were never known to the general public.

"The movie script has received 100% approval from the Prime Minister's Office. In fact, Tun's special agent, Sufi Yusof, went through the dialogue and the scenes to ensure that no facts were wrong."

29 prominent Malaysian figures will be cast in the movie

Image via Gempak

Other than Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah’s characters, the movie will also feature:

- Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir,
- Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir,
- Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail,
- Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,
- Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin,
- Mohamad Sabu, and many more.

Yusof said they are currently auditioning actors to play these roles.

The movie will be shot in Putrajaya, Kedah, Kelantan, as well as Hiroshima, Japan.

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Meanwhile, there is also an upcoming movie about Dr Mahathir from Dr Siti Hasmah's perspective:

A movie about James Brooke, the first White Rajah, began production in Sarawak recently:

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