dimsum.asia Celebrates Its Third Year of Success in Malaysia with dimsum Thai Pop 2019!

  Credits: dimsum.asia It was an unforgettable weekend in Shah Alam as dimsum.asia celebrates its third year delivering quality streaming content to its viewers in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. dimsum is a Video-on-Demand (VOD) service that has been operating since … Continue reading

Experience the Real Deal at dimsum Thai Pop 2019 in Shah Alam!

Sawadee krap! Do you enjoy binge-watching Asian dramas on your mobile device? Read on as we share with you about an all new streaming service! The best of Thai dramas and more are available on dimsum, a video-on-demand streaming service … Continue reading

Joe Flizzow on Drop-ping his Latest Single

The Fifth Parlour had the opportunity to chat with Sony-Kartel artiste, Joe Flizzow earlier this month. The 38 year old Malaysian rapper and entrepreneur was dressed in his own clothing line which will soon be released. He spilled the beans on his … Continue reading

Anugerah Planet Muzik is back for its 16th edition

Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM 2017) is here again for the 16th edition celebrating the best in the Malay music industry in the region. With the highest number of entries this year, the APM deciding committee had the biggest challenge to … Continue reading

Rendy Pandugo wishes to be a star in his own right

Recently, The Fifth Parlour had a chance to chat with Indonesian performer, Rendy Pandugo when he was in Kuala Lumpur for Hitzfm on 19 May, Friday. Organised by Sony Music, Pandugo was part of the live showcase alongside other artistes such … Continue reading

Mohd Shahfiq Crowned Winner of Anugerah 2017

Anugerah 2017, Mengejar Impian (Chase your Dreams) a local Malay talent competition celebrating the best vocal capabilities in Singapore ended it run last Tuesday, 21 March 2017. The 10 weeks of grueling performances started of with auditions held in December 2016 in the eastern … Continue reading

Film Review: Interchange

The annual event celebrating the best in films, Singapore International  Film Festival (SGIFF) launched its opening film at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The festival screened 160 films from 52 countries. For this year’s edition, the most voted film will be screened for the second … Continue reading

Finale to the rock trilogy: #RockBro

Mamat Khalid’s third installment of the Malaysian rock comedy premiered exclusively at the Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre earlier this month. The event was organized by the Singapore Malay Film Society, SMFS together with Dlux Entertainment and CMX International.

The continual success was fruitful since 2005 with the release of Rock followed by Rock Oo! in 2013. The fictional film envelops around the formation of the Malaysian rock bad, Rimba Bara. Characters were inspired by real life musicians and certain scenes were based on true life events. Flashback scenes as well as new ones were shots in various real life sets such the Kampung house and the old run down flats in Ipoh and Perak.

Proper research and character realization was carried out by Mamat Khalid and the cast especially Amy Jueliet who had the opportunity to play the part of Ella, one of the few legendary female Malay rock singers. Band members consisted of Jijo (Khir Rahman), Zek (Hasnul Rahmat), Black (Azmi Bahron), Zul (Soffi Jikan) and Slash (Pekin Ibrahim).

Khir Rahman recorded five tracks for the soundtrack. He explained the complexity of being a versatile actor and the bond between characters on camera during filming. He shares his experiences from his school days learning theatre. Azmi too started out his craft in theatre. He evaluated ideas and improvised ways to present his character as a comedic drummer who was not able to speak clearly. During the press conference, Soffi started to rap showing off his skillful vocal styles.

If you have watched the first two parts of the film, you might have noticed an original soundtrack entitled, Tika composed by Jamil Ahmad and the director himself, Mamat Khalid. The remaining music from the film are song covers by rock classics such as Sweet Charity, Amy Search, Ella and more. The musician themselves made a cameo in various scenes in the recording studios. Just to name a few; they are Esma, Black of Wings and Jihan. If you grew up in that cultural era, you will be drawn back to those nostalgic times when rock music was popular everywhere.

I would recommend this comedic yet emotional masterpiece to rock music lovers out there. It will tickle your funny bones and please prepare some tissues when your watch the film till the end. It ends with a sad and memorable scene underlining the importance of friendship and dedication to one’s dream.

The Fifth Parlour would like to thank Singapore Malay Film Society (SMFS) for the invitation.