Namewee’s controversial movie “Banglasia” is no longer banned in Malaysia according to producer Fred Chong, Group CEO of WebTVAsia.
At the press conference of “Rise: Ini Kalilah“, Chong confirmed that the movie has been resubmitted to the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia (LPF) and aimed to be released in Malaysia by end of this year or early next year.
The 2014 movie was previously banned over scrutiny of 31 scenes that were deemed objectionable by the censorship board. But after the 14th Malaysian General Election, the new ruling government party Pakatan Harapan (PH) has lifted the ban.
According to Chong, several scenes in the movie have been reshot and some new footages have been added to make the movie more relatable to today’s audience.
“Banglasia” tells the story of a group of multi-cultural individuals coming together when their cultural tolerance and understanding are put to the test.
The cast include Bangladeshi actor Nirab Hossain, Malaysian comedian Saiful Apek, Malaysian-based Singaporean actress Atikah Suhaime, and also Namewee himself
The movie also features legendary Datuk David Arumugan of the Alleycats, YouTuber Joseph Germani, female tattooist Kinki Ryusaki, and more.