Garang Pictures is proud to announce the theatrical release of it long awaited movie ‘CUAK’ on Friday the 14th (Valentine’s Day) of February 2014 at selected Tanjong Golden Village (TGV) cinemas in the country.
CUAK explores themes of camaraderie, love and matrimony that resonate with a universal audience regardless of race or religion. CUAK tells the tale of Adam (Ghafir Akbar) who; with meddlesome friends, insane in-laws, a suspicious step-brother and unresolved ex-girlfriend issues; is having second thoughts about his marriage to Brenda (Dawn Cheong).
Taking place mere moments before the akad nikah (solemnization ceremony), Adam’s story of wedding jitters is told through the eyes of five different directors. The muhibah mixture responsible for this collaborative production are; Khairl M Bahar, Lim Benji, Manesh Nesaratnam, Tony Pietra Arjuna and Shamaine Othman.
Each one of the issues plaguing our groom-to-be is told in a distinct style. Khairil M Bahar combined these specific scenes to appear seamless.
“I don’t know if this experience has changed or advanced my views of matrimony, but I think it definitely brought a renewed awareness on the idea of partnerships (marriage or otherwise). When we decide to commit to each other, we are learning to fight for all that is important to us”; shares the lead actor Ghafir Akbar. “I believe ‘Cuak’ was born out of that same idea. A marriage of many loves, admiration, and respect. I had the privilege of working with such great artists in this movie – many of whom commit their lives fighting for what they love. They stuck around even when the going gets tough. And in doing the film, I realized that that’s just what Adam needs to find for himself.”
CUAK is presented by Garang Pictures, helmed by Executive Producer Low Ngai Yuen & Ee Lai Cheng, Produced by Michael Chen with Creative Director Khairil M. Bahar. The film features a diverse cast of personalities involved in film and performing arts; Abdul Qahar Aqilah, Gavin Yap, Iedil Putra, Ash Nair, Ani Juliana Ibrahim, Patrick Teoh, Bernie Chan, Diong Chae Lian, Kuah Jen Han, Tony Eusoff, Craig Fong and Corinne Adrienne.
CUAK is presented by Garang Pictures, supported and distributed by TGV Cinemas. It will be screened exclusively at TGV outlets from the 14th of February – 28th of February (2 weeks). Garang Pictures would like to acknowledge TGV Cinemas, Beauty Me Wedding and all others who involved in the screening and making of this production. Upcoming Garang Pictures productions: Ikal Mayang 2014 (8th March) and Take Me To Dinner (13th March).
For more information about CUAK, head to:
• Website: http://www.cuakmovie.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cuakmovie
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/cuakmovie
• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/GarangIndie
CUAK Screening Dates – 14th – 28th Feb Tanjong Golden Village Cinemas
TGV 1 Utama- 3rd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. TGV KLCC – Level 3, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL.
TGV Sunway – Level 1, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway, PJ. Selangor.
TGV Wangsa Walk – Wangsa Walk Mall, Wangsa Avenue, KL.
TGV Cheras – Level 5, 1 Shamelin Shopping Mall, Taman Shamelin Perkasa, KL. TGV AEON Bukit Tinggi – 2nd Floor, Aeon Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Klang. TGV Seremban 2 – 2nd Floor, Aeon Seremban2 Shopping Centre, Negeri Sembilan. TGV Mesra Mall – Kemaman, Ground Floor, Kemasik, Kemaman, Terrenganu.
TGV Kinta City – 2nd Floor, Kinta City Shopping Centre, Ipoh, Perak.
TGV Tebrau – AEON Tebrau City Shopping Centre, Tebrau, Johor Bharu.
L1-35 & 36, SStwo Mall 40, Jalan SS2/72 47300 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia T: +603 7954 4868 | F: +603 7954 4878
￼ABOUT THE MOVIE
With meddlesome friends, insane in-laws, a suspicious step-brother and unresolved ex- girlfriend issues, it’s no wonder Adam is having second thoughts about his marriage to Brenda. Taking place mere moments before the akad nikah (solemnization ceremony), CUAK is the story of a young man’s wedding jitters, uniquely told through the eyes of five different directors who each take one of the issues plaguing our groom-to-be, combining together to make one movie. a truly Malaysian movie with themes that resonate with a universal audience regardless of race or religion. Produced by Garang (i)ndie Pictures, CUAK is the result of a curious thought – what would happen if you got 5 directors together and told them to each direct a segment of a feature length movie as if it was a short film, then put these films together to make a story. Thankfully, after many months of brainstorming and discussions, the result is a truly solid story showcasing amazing, talented Malaysian filmmakers. Together with their cast, these storytellers have crafted a uniquely Malaysian film. CUAK is more than just a movie about a young man having second thoughts on his wedding day. It is also a statement of the creative talent that is prevalent in this country.