Spilt Gravy

Malay Mail: Jit Murad’s ‘Spilt Gravy on Rice’ to return to the big screen after 11 years 

(Article written by Jared Wee, first published in Malay Mail on 25 April 2022.)

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Malaysian dark comedy film Spilt Gravy on Rice will finally be screened in cinemas this June 9 more than a decade after it was first made.

The film is based on acclaimed homegrown playwright Jit Murad’s play of the same name.

The story revolves around an aging patriarch (played by screen veteran Datuk Rahim Razali) gathering his five estranged children to have dinner with him and resolve family conflict after he realises he doesn’t have much longer to live.

Director and actor Datuk Zahim Albakri began filming in June 2011 with a screenplay written by Murad, Zahim and FiveArts producer June Tan.

Alongside Rahim, the cast also features local stage and screen actors and comedians such as Harith Iskander, Sean Ghazi, Juliana Ibrahim, and Bernice Chauly.

The film was set to be released in 2013 but it was not approved by the Film Censorship Board (LPF) for screening due to the film addressing a slew of taboo topics.

Over the next seven years, Zahim and the team submitted various re-edits of the film to pass censorship but did not make progress until the latest version of the film was given a PG-13 rating in March 2020.

Read the rest of the article on Malay Mail.

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