Monday, April 14, 2014

Magika The Musical (Malay Movie 2010)

Magika The Musical (Malay Movie 2010)


Azlee Jaafar as Hang Lekiu (one of the Warriors of Malacca)
Aznil Hj Nawawi as Pak Pandir
Diana Danielle as Ayu
Fimie Don as Malik
Hamdan as Hang Lekir (one of the Warriors of Malacca)
Ilya as Hang Kasturi (one of the Warriors of Malacca)
M Nasir as Naga Tasik Chini
Mawi as Badang or Bad
Mazlan Senario as Hang Jebat (one of the Warriors of Malacca)
Nabil as Orang Minyak
Ning Baizura as Puteri Gunung Ledang
Norman Hakim as Awang (as in Lembing Awang Pulang Ke Dayang)
Raja Azura as Mak Andeh
Saiful Apek as Hang Tuah (one of the Warriors of Malacca)
Sharifah Aleya as Bawang Merah
Sharifah Amani as Bawang Putih
Vanidah Imran as Mahsuri
Wan Ismail Golok as Bendahara (Puteri Gunung Ledang’s Prime Minister)
Ziana Zain as Nenek Kebayan (The Witch)

Plot Summary
Ayu and Malik, two siblings are going through their darkest moments of life when their beloved mother just passed away. Malik feels so depressed believing he was the main cause of his mother’s death. During one of the evenings after a fight with his sister, Malik left to take a stroll in the forest. On and on he went until he realised he was lost and the next very moment, he appeared in another dimension called Magika. (Their grandmother told Ayu to go and search for Malik as in the Malay culture; it is not good to be outside during dusk. Eventhough Malik can hear Ayu screaming his name; he decided to hide from her. After Ayu surpass him, he venture further into the forest and heard voices. He reached a well and fall into it. When he managed to reach the surface, he enters another world known as Magika).

Not only had he gotten himself lost, he was captured by a Nenek Kebayan and her follower, Awang Kenit. He is now subjected to be used as an experiment by the Nenek Kebayan to produce Essence of Youth made of human child’s tears. Upon hearing Malik’s cries for help, Ayu rushed to help her brother and she is too sucked in the Magika mystical land. (Nenek Kebayan told Malik that he must be a bad boy to be out during dusk. Dusk time in the human world is morning for the Magika world).

Ayu met with Pak Pandir (who sometimes converse with her in singing) and he told Ayu to go home as Magika is not her place. Ayu who is headstrong decided to stay and search for Malik. Ayu gave Pak Pandir a RM50 note which Pak Pandir decline saying it is better if she gives him gold or silver instead. So, Ayu gives him coins. Pak Pandir is happy and starts counting how many silver he get. Only then Pak Pandir told Ayu that Malik is at Nenek Kebayan’s house. At the same time Mak Andeh arrives and starts scolding Pak Pandir in singing. Mak Andeh pulls Pak Pandir ear and took him home.

Ayu then encounters with Mahsuri who only speaks in Thais. While trying to tell Ayu Malik’s whereabout, Awang throws a spear at Mahsuri (Mahsuri is famous in Malay Legend for having white blood). Ayu becomes angry and start asking Awang why he did that. At that moment comes Hang Tuah and his four Warriors of Malacca. Ayu told them that Awang is a bad person after what he had done to Mahsuri. In the chaos, Hang Tuah took charge. He told Hang Kasturi and Hang Lekir to take care of Mahsuri while Hang Jebat and Hang Lekiu to take Awang see Puteri Gunung Ledang. He himself will take Ayu to Pasarimba. (The place Mahsuri told Ayu off Malik’s whereabouts).

While walking towards Pasarimba, Hang Tuah told Ayu that Nenek Kebayan is a nice person. She used to take care of children. These children however left Magika after they grew up. There are seven exits from Magika and one of it is Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup. Ayu asked Hang Tuah to help her get Malik and send them to Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup but Hang Tuah decline saying there are vicious dogs there. Suddenly dogs came and start chasing them. Ayu was caught in a trap while Hang Tuah climbs up a tree. (Please remember that Hang Tuah is not afraid of anything except dogs I think).

Ayu was released by Bad. The trap belongs to him. Ayu asked Bad to help her but Bad said no. Bad said he has enough problems on his own. Back at home, Ayu and Malik’s father and grandmother asked the villagers to help find them. Ayu then starts singing asking for Bad to help her. (I guess the song helps as Bad turn around and walks back to Ayu).

At Gunung Ledang, Puteri Gunung Ledang is singing about her condition which is fat, old and ugly. She wants her maid to find her anything that can make her young again. She commands for Bendahara to see her. She confides to Bendahara about her situation. At that moment a bird flew by and drops a paper. Bendahara opens it. It is a brochure from Nenek Kebayan saying that she has made Essence of Youth. Nenek Kebayan arrived at Puteri Gunung Ledang’s palace and turned the princess young and beautiful.

At Nenek Kebayan’s house, Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah come to give Nenek Kebayan the onion and garlic for her potion. They made fun of Awang Kenit. At the same time, Ayu and Bad arrives at the town that Nenek Kebayan usually sells her potion but she is not there. Bad asked Orang Minyak but he is only interested in Ayu. So, Bad took Ayu near a river. Then Ayu and Bad start singing. Bad and Ayu arrives at Nenek Kebayan’s house. They planned the best way to save Malik. With the help from Badang, Ayu and Malik managed to escape.

In the forest, Malik need to pee. Ayu told him to do it at a tree nearby. The tree came to live with two other trees. The two tree start laughing at the tree Malik’s pee on. Ayu and Malik apologies and started quarrelling. The trees then start singing. After the song ended, a group of monkeys attacked Ayu and Malik. Badang came right on time to save them. Bad asked them to stay overnight at his place.

The next morning, Malik woke up only to find that Badang and Ayu are nowhere to be found. He went searching for them and bumps with Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah. They took him home with them only to be scolded by their mother. She told them to take him to Nenek Kebayan. (Oops, it’s only a dream). Well, the three of them travel far until they reach a fringe. They need to cross it to get to an island. They encounter Naga Tasik Chini. Naga Tasik Chini attacked them. At that moment Nenek Kebayan and Awang Kenit arrives. Nenek Kebayan was killed by Naga Tasik Chini. Ayu and Malik managed to escape back home.

I hope there will be MAGIKA II because I need to know what happen with Ayu and Bad relationship. Love is in the air. If you like musical and legendary character, this is the movie. Some people said it is almost like Alice in Wonderland. Well, maybe. But, the legendary character in this movie can only be found here in Malaysia. Thumbs up to KRU for producing Malaysia’s Best Movie of the Year 2010.

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