Spilt Gravy

NME: Movie adaptation of Jit Murad’s ‘Spilt Gravy On Rice’ to screen in Malaysian cinemas for the first time

(Article written by Surej Singh, first published in NME on 26 April 2022.)

The film adaptation of late Malaysian playwright Jit Murad’s Spilt Gravy On Rice is finally set to premiere in Malaysian cinemas this June, more than a decade after it was made.

The Zahim Albakri-directed film – which began production in 2011 – was initially scheduled to premiere in 2013, but was unable to pass the Film Censorship Board’s (LPF) censorship approval due to “a number of issues which touched on religious matters”, The Star reports.

The film underwent multiple edits and remasters over the following seven years before finally receiving a PG-13 rating in March 2020. However, the film’s release was further delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdowns that followed.

Jit Murad’s death in February meant that the playwright and actor never got to see the adaptation on the big screen. It will finally premiere in Malaysian cinemas on June 9.

Zahim Albraki said in a statement to The Star: “The process of getting the film passed by LPF was long and frustrating at times but I cannot, in all honesty, put all the blame on the censorship process. The film was produced by my brother and myself and there were definitely mistakes we made during the process that added to the delay.”

The film – now titled Spilt Gravy Ke Mana Tumpahnya Kuah – has been edited to mute some dialogue, change a major plot point, blur out a hand gesture, and had its colours re-graded.

Read the rest of the article on NME.

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