Director Kabir Bhatia (“Cinta” “Setem” “Sepi”) has completed his most recent production “Pulang”. The Drama, inspired by true events, stars Remy Ishak (“Nur Kasih” “Jiwa Teiko”) as Othman, a sailor who left his family behind for a life on the sea, and Azrel Ismail, as his grandson Omar, who tries to track down his grandfather 60 years later.
The film has been released in its native country on July 26th, 2018 and is awaiting an international release. A trailer for the film was previously released.
In the 1940s, Malays were world-renowned for their seafaring skills. Being of Bugis descent, they navigated the sea with natural ease and were often the favored seamen for international shipping lines. Pulang tells the story of one such sailor. Othman, a fisherman from a small village in Malacca, leaves his family behind to sail the world, with hopes to return home one day with worldly riches and deserved pride. After decades at sea, however, his low wages as a deckhand leaves him disillusioned. He contemplates returning home to his family but ended up settling down in Liverpool, England. 60 years later, his grandson, Ahmad, journeys halfway across the world in search of his grandfather. Inspired by true events, Pulang tells the story of two men who yearn to find the only place they belong: HOME. (Primeworks Studio)