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Director  V. Nagaraj
Genres  Action Film, Romance Film
Language  Malaysian
5.2/10 IMDb

Initial release  February 27, 2003
Country  Malaysia
Iskandar (film) movie poster
Cast  Awie (Karl Iskandar), Jeslina Hashim, Farouk Hussein (Man Stereng), Bob Lokman (Eddie Gondol), Jalaluddin Hassan (Tan Sri Hisham Albakri), Radhi Khalid (Sawi)
Similar movies  Kami (1982), Awie appears in Iskandar and Sembilu, KL Gangster (2011), Awie appears in Iskandar and Cuci, Bunohan (2011)

Iskandar is a 2003 Malaysian film directed by V. Nagaraj.

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Iskandar (film) movie scenes

Plot

Karl Iskandar (Awie), son of Tan Sri Hisham Al-Bakri (Jalaluddin Hassan), returns to Malaysia to take over his father's company. Soon after, the head of another company, Vincent Cheah, is killed; Iskandar discovers that the two companies had a shady business dealings. Meanwhile, Iskandar begins falling in love with Amira (Jeslina Hashim), a waitress at a bar run by the gangster Ringgo (Bob Khairul); this upsets his father, who intends for Iskandar to marry Alissa (Hetty Sarlene), who is of the same social standing.

Iskandar later discovers that his father knew of the dirty dealings and ordered Ringgo to kill Cheah. To silence Hisham, Ringgo plans to kill him but Amira overhears this and when Ringgo knows they also kidnapped Amira. Iskandar was able to save Amira and stop Ringgo before the gangster can kill his father.

Production

Iskandar was directed by V. Nagaraj, who had previously directed Ghazal untuk Rabiah (Ghazal for Rubiah) and Getaran (Shaking).

Malaysian rock singer Awie was cast in the leading role; he also served as fight coordinator. Songstress Hetty Sarlene was cast as Alissa, Iskandar's would-be wife; Iskandar marked her feature-film debut. Sarlene, who was forced to audition by her mother, stated that working under Alwie was originally frightening, but she was later able to relax. Other cast members included Jalaluddin Hassan, Farouk Hussain, Bob Lokman, Radhi Khalid, Bob Khairul and Aleeza Kasim.

The film featured "Sangsi Asmara" ("Doubting Love"), a single Sarlene released in October 2001.

Release and reception

Iskandar was released on 27 February 2003 the second Malaysian film released in 2003. It was marketed as an action-comedy.

Moer Shariman, writing for The Malay Mail, opined that Iskandar was better than Getaran and "all the ingredients of a successful Malay film made 10 years" before, but noted that it lacked focus and ultimately became a "'genre-less' flick". In the New Straits Times, Sharifah Arfah gave the film a scathing review, writing that the film had "nothing but two-dimensional characters, a flimsy plot, patchy editing and nauseating jokes."

References

Iskandar (film) Wikipedia
Iskandar (film) IMDb Iskandar (film) themoviedb.org


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