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En­joy the works of the un­for­get­table Tan Sri P. Ram­lee in Astro’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion month.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES - By AZHARIAH KAMIN

En­joy the works of the un­for­get­table Tan Sri P. Ram­lee in Astro’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion month.

THE late Tan Sri P. Ram­lee has re­mained an icon in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, not only in Malaysia, but in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries such as Singapore, Brunei and In­done­sia as well.

Al­though he never re­ceived any for­mal train­ing in mu­sic and film, his cre­ativ­ity and tal­ent en­sured that he be­came a phe­nom­e­non in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

Now, al­most four decades af­ter his death in 1973, P. Ram­lee still lives on in the hearts of Malaysians. His songs and movies, which epit­o­mise the Malay cin­ema back then, have at­tained cult sta­tus and still garner a huge fol­low­ing.

The life and works of the late ac­tor-mu­si­cian are this month show­cased on Astro. Aptly called Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti, af­ter one of his best-known songs, the spe­cial is part of the broad­caster’s ef­forts to bring the unique­ness of the nation’s cul­ture and lo­cal tal­ent to the world.

“We are ex­cited to high­light the works of the icon, which has re­mained a sym­bol of pride in the his­tory of the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, in Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti. We have an ar­ray of com­pre­hen­sive of­fer­ings on­line, on air and on ground,” said Khairul An­war Salleh, vice pres­i­dent of Malay Busi­ness of Astro, at the launch in Kuala Lumpur on Mon­day.

The pro­gramme in­cludes the air­ing of 56 of his films in dif­fer­ent gen­res – ac­tion, com­edy and drama – on var­i­ous chan­nels. Astro Ci­tra (Chan­nel 131)

The award-win­ning and sig­na­ture movies on show are Sumpah Orang Minyak, Madu Tiga and Lak­samana Do Re Mi. Astro Warna (Chan­nel 132)

For a good laugh, tune in to Labu Labi, Na­sib Si Labu Labi, Do Re Mi, Na­sib Do Re Mi, Abu Has­san Penchuri and Tiga Ab­dul. Astro Prima (Chan­nel 105)

Dra­matic movies in­clude Penarek Becha, Pu­tus Hara­pan, Rachun Du­nia, Sedarah, Se­joli, Se­su­dah Suboh and Si­apa Salah. Astro Ria (Chan­nel 104).

Check out ac­tion ti­tles Na­sib, Nilam, Pu­tus Su­dah Kasih Sayang, An­tara Dua Dar­jat and Enam Ja­hanam. Doc­u­men­tary and songs

In ad­di­tion, a spe­cial doc­u­men­tary which ex­plores the life of P. Ram­lee, with some rare footage, will pre­miere on His­tory Chan­nel (Astro Chan­nel 555) on Oct 31 at 9pm.

His­tory Chan­nel, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Astro and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), will also be host­ing an ap­pre­ci­a­tion con­cert en­ti­tled Kon­sert Peng­har­gaan P. Ram­lee Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti on Oct 24 at Au­di­to­rium DBKL, Kuala Lumpur.

It will be aired on Astro Ria, His­tory HD (Chan­nel 575) on Oct 29 (9.30pm) and on His­tory Chan­nel on Oct 30 (9pm).

The con­cert will also be screened on a spe­cial new chan­nel PRAMLEE HD (Chan­nel 188), which can be en­joyed by all Astro B. yond cus­tomers at no cost from Oct 29 (9pm)

The late Tan Sri P. Ram­lee (1928-1973) be­came fa­mous as a screen star in the 1950s and his movies and songs are still very pop­u­lar to­day. un­til Oct 31 (11.59pm).

Fea­tur­ing es­tab­lished and new names such as Datuk Shar­i­fah Aini, M. Nasir, Ning Baizura, Meet Un­cle Hus­sain, Yuna, Ella and Aizat, the con­cert will high­light P. Ram­lee’s pop­u­lar com­po­si­tions with new in­ter­pre­ta­tions by the singers.

There is also a col­lab­o­ra­tion with AMP Ra­dio Net­works (XFM, Si­nar FM, Era FM and THR Ge­gar), with each sta­tion spin­ning songs of the leg­end.

In­spired by the cam­paign, XFM, has been work­ing on a spe­cial project, Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti: Satu Indiepre­tasi, which gath­ered 18 young lo­cal mu­si­cians such as Yuna, Hu­jan, Pe­sawat, Monoloque, One Buck Shot, Seven Col­lar TShirt, Pop Shu­vit and Bit­ter­sweet, to record cover ver­sions of pop­u­lar P. Ram­lee tunes.

The songs will be avail­able on­line for down­load by the fans and part of the pro­ceeds will be chan­nelled to Pus­taka Peringatan P. Ram­lee Fund. There will also be limited edi­tion T-shirts of P. Ram­lee on sale, the pro­ceeds of which will also be chan­nelled to the fund.

Watch out for the spe­cially-pro­duced mu­sic video Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti fea­tur­ing Aizat, Vince, Ja­clyn Vic­tor, Ning Baizura, Dayang Nur­faizah, Ella, Stacy, Atilia, KRU, Azlan & The Type­writer and Bunk­face, that com­ple­ments the ap­pre­ci­a­tion month on Astro.

The mu­sic video will be screened on var­i­ous Astro chan­nels through­out the month. n For de­tails and more in­for­ma­tion on Di­Mana KanKuCar­iGanti, go to pramlee.

A leg­end re­mem­bered:

‘We have an ar­ray of com­pre­hen­sive of­fer­ings on­line, on air and on ground,’ says Khairul An­war Salleh.

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