|Director Yasmin Ahmad|
|Language English, Malay, Cantonese|
Release date 27 November 2008 (2008-11-27) (Singapore) 24 December 2009 (2009-12-24) (Malaysia)
Inilah pejuang muallaf asal timor leste yang t4k kenal lelah
Muallaf is a 2008 Malaysian drama film directed by Yasmin Ahmad. It tells a tale of three souls finding solace in religion. This is Yasmin Ahmad's fifth film after Rabun, Sepet, Gubra and Mukhsin.
- Inilah pejuang muallaf asal timor leste yang t4k kenal lelah
- Inilah perasaan seorang ibu kepada anaknya menjadi muallaf
- Awards won
- Official selection
- Reviews and Interviews with Yasmin Ahmad on the film
Inilah perasaan seorang ibu kepada anaknya menjadi muallaf
As Yasmin's previous films, Muallaf opened with the usual Islamic verse "In the name of God, the most Gracious and most Merciful" (Bismillahirahmanirrahim). What set Muallaf apart from her previous works was that the verse was displayed in Chinese in this movie, i.e. "奉大仁大慈真主的尊名" (Pinyin: fèng dà rén dà cí Zhēn Zhǔ de zūn míng). It was understood that the verse would be displayed in Tamil in her next film, Talentime.
As Yasmin's second feature film, Sepet, Muallaf was first screened in Singapore instead of Malaysia, where it was shot. The film ran for 4 weeks in Singapore from 27 November to 24 December 2008, recording turnouts more than that of Sepet. Muallaf was first denied screening in Malaysian cinemas due to the Malaysian censorship authorities request of key scenes to be cut, thus rendering the story meaningless. However, 1 year later, Muallaf finally opened in Malaysia nationwide on 24/12/09 with a few dialogues muted.
Reviews and Interviews with Yasmin Ahmad on the film
(Malaysian film Muallaf male lead originally for Michael Wong)
(I Make Films Because I Want To Understand God)