Monday, April 6, 2009

Warkah Terakhir - Rosli Dhoby




'Warkah Terakhir' is an eight episode epic television serial drama adaptation on the life of Rosli Dhoby. It shall appear in June on one of the Astro channels to be told later.

Set in the 1940s and early 1950s, 'Warkah Terakhir' stars a host of talented and dedicated new and veteran actors/tresses. The 28 year old Beto Kushairy was tasked to star as the 15-17 year old Rosli Dhoby and he is supported by Nam Ron, Melissa Maureen, Anita Baharom, Ramli Hassan, Sherry Merlis, Sazzy Falak, Shahrolnizam, Wan Azly, Riz Ainuddin, Fikri Bakar, Azhan Rani, Ameerul, Sani Sudin, Rosli Sako, Azlan Komeng, Juliana Evans, Kismah Johar dan many many more (my apologies for not posting all your names but there are too many).

The drama is 80% in the Sarawak dialect. Hence all actors and actresses have trained for a full 2 months to obtain the lingo. However, its easily understandable since the roots of the language is Malay. But if you still dont understand, we have subtitles both in Malay and English.


Shot almost entirely in Perak with the exception of two locations ie Pudu Jail and Seremban Old Library, Warkah Terakhir is produced by KL Motion for NSK and Astro Entertainment. Production design is headed by Black and cinematography by Pali.


Some facts of the story had to be exagerated a bit for entertainment purposes, of course done with the approval of Encik Bolhassan Bin Ainy, the son of Ainy Dhoby the brother of Rosli Dhoby. Some of the exaggerated bits included the age of Ainy Dhoby and some other elements.


KL Motion Picture Company shall upload the new trailer on their facebook by next week.


20 comments:

naj said...

good 2 hear that.i'll b waiting 4 d' series!! ^.^V.......

Rantong said...

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syahrulnizam said...

Tahniah!

Bangga kamek jadi orang Sarawak.

http://www.syahrulnizam.com

hata said...

when dunia baru season 4?

Lee said...

i was watching Rosli Dhoby last nite, I never of thought of it because I've been reading his biography when i was 14 years old(19 years back). Its like a dream become reality.. He's Sarawakian( Malaysian) hero.. Thanks for the production who has produced this drama documentary. BravO!

:: Aku :: said...

dah kluar ke drama ni kat astro..??

WAN HASLIZA said...

Naj, its out already Naj..
Syahrulnizam, you should be. Sarawak memang kelas..
Hata, dunno when..
Lee, thanks lee for watching. We hope you like it.. Do watch it till the end ;P
Aku, ya dah keluar.. Setiap hari SElasa and Rabu..9pm..but ada ulangan on Sunday and Saturday..

Lee said...
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Lee sya said...

Last nite, I was watching it again, episode 2 kan? Memang syok to watch Sarawak dialect on tv, :D,

Aku:The repeat show will be on the weekend at 6.30pm.

Wan Hasliza:for sure InsyaAllah i will never missed any of the episodes:) If buat movie kan best? I can imagine, something like Hollywood Epic..(love story part).. mmg box office!

Gagak Merah said...

it's been awhile since we actually watch anything on the big or small screen about our national hero. I am a Sarawakian and i am glad that you actually did this series...a proud history for all of us Sarawakian and Malaysian. Thank you very much and to watch something in bahasa sarawak on tv...it's a blast.Hahahaha.. Hope you can do more of such series as I am sure lots of us would want to know more about Raja Haji, Tok Janggut, Mat Kilau....all of our national heroes who fought for our independence!!!

Ae said...

Tahniah buat saudari dan semua yang menjayakan epik drama ini..inilah yang saya nanti-nantikan sejak 15 tahun yang lalu.
At least dengan ada nya drama ini dapat membuka mata dan hati anak-anak generasi sekarang tentang perjuangan dan pengorbanan orang-orang dahulu...
Saya rasa, drama ini jauh lebih baik dari PGL.

miss bobby said...

Wan : I am so proud to be Sarawakian. And thanks for helping to promote our national hero.

Its the right time for us to educate the youngsters how much it means - Freedom and Independence.

Kamek, sebagai salah sorang orang serawak. Mok ucapkan terimak kaseh atas usaha kitak.

Moga diberkati Tuhan selalu.

Good Job dear!

Gen_Sec86 said...

good job la kak, memang mantap.. minat citer tu.. sekalung tahniah, sis!!~

yusyanti said...

kak,
mmg terharu arr....
kudos to team produksi
sy tgk smpai ternangis2

EYA ZAMANI ZAITEE said...

tahniah ..hasilan yg tbaik ..suka n banga dpt tgk sejarah ..buat ank2saya belajar sesuatu walaupun baru bumur 6 thn n 2 thn ..

Demang said...
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Demang said...

WT dah pon selesai tapi kesannya masih ada. Great job Wan and gang !
First time dengar abt RD when I was in Kuching in early 90s. the youngest National Hero I guess.

what am I doing when I was 16? menyorok hisap rokok di hostel hmmm...

feezo o(*.*)o said...

kudos kudos kudos kudos~~!!

love ur blog~ :D

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alkemex said...

Hebat.. Tahniah! Karya yg bermutu! drama yg berkekuatan filem, mengatasi kelesuan PALOH membaiki kebodohan EMBUN menghenti ngarutan LEFTENAN ADNAN! tak perlu CICAKMAN
Tapi scene akhir aku rasa ada kurang sikit ar.. bila ko visualkan kekeliruan Rosli Dhoby seolah ada sesalan dlm diri beliau, aku faham ko cuba gambarkan beliau manusia biasa malah masih muda tertekan apabila org tuanya menyatakan kekecewaan.. mungkin ko cuba tarik penonton menghayati kesedihan Rosli disaat akhir, tapi itu berlawanan dgn Warkah Terakhir beliau sendiri yg memperjelaskan kebanggaan, keberanian dan keyakinan beliau semasa menerima dan semasa melakukan tugasan tersebut (ada dlm scene pertama). beliau yakin dan faham kerana pembunuhan itu bertakwilkan peperangan.
Tapi scene akhir ucapan dari bapa rosli skrip cukup strong dan jelas yg mewakili keseluruhan cerita.. leleh air mata beb! dan karya ko ini bagi aku adalah salah satu dari perjuangan..
kirim salam kat blabk beb